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Using virtual reality to understand how insects fly

“Insects are one of the very few groups of organisms that have evolved mastery of the skies, which is one of the major contributors to their immense diversity,” says Dr Shannon B. Olsson, Associate Professor at NCBS, who led the study.


"It is essentially a video game that is controlled by the fly using its wings as a joystick," says Mr Pavan Kumar Kaushik.