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Vision-based Guidance and Control in Birds, with Applications to Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft

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Visual guidance of target-oriented flight behaviours in birds

Author(s): James Walker
Published in: DPhil Thesis, 2018

Mechanics and control of perching flight

Author(s): Lydia A France
Published in: DPhil Thesis, 2019

Attack behaviour in naive gyrfalcons is modelled by the same guidance law as in peregrine falcons, but at a lower guidance gain

Author(s): Caroline H. Brighton, Katherine E. Chapman, Nicholas C. Fox, Graham K. Taylor
Published in: The Journal of Experimental Biology, Issue 224/5, 2021, Page(s) jeb238493, ISSN 0022-0949
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.238493

Terminal attack trajectories of peregrine falcons are described by the proportional navigation guidance law of missiles

Author(s): Caroline H. Brighton, Adrian L. R. Thomas, Graham K. Taylor
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Issue 114/51, 2017, Page(s) 13495-13500, ISSN 0027-8424
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1714532114

Physics-based simulations of aerial attacks by peregrine falcons reveal that stooping at high speed maximizes catch success against agile prey

Author(s): Robin Mills, Hanno Hildenbrandt, Graham K. Taylor, Charlotte K. Hemelrijk
Published in: PLOS Computational Biology, Issue 14/4, 2018, Page(s) e1006044, ISSN 1553-7358
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006044

Sexual size dimorphism, prey morphology and catch success in relation to flight mechanics in the peregrine falcon: a simulation study

Author(s): Robin Mills, Graham K. Taylor, Charlotte K. Hemelrijk
Published in: Journal of Avian Biology, Issue 50/3, 2019, ISSN 0908-8857
DOI: 10.1111/jav.01979

Birds invest wingbeats to keep a steady head and reap the ultimate benefits of flying together

Author(s): Lucy A. Taylor, Graham K. Taylor, Ben Lambert, James A. Walker, Dora Biro, Steven J. Portugal
Published in: PLOS Biology, Issue 17/6, 2019, Page(s) e3000299, ISSN 1545-7885
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000299

Hawks steer attacks using a guidance system tuned for close pursuit of erratically manoeuvring  targets

Author(s): Caroline H. Brighton, Graham K. Taylor
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 10/1, 2019, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10454-z

An Algorithmic Approach to Natural Behavior

Author(s): Andrew M. Hein, Douglas L. Altshuler, David E. Cade, James C. Liao, Benjamin T. Martin, Graham K. Taylor
Published in: Current Biology, Issue 30/11, 2020, Page(s) R663-R675, ISSN 0960-9822
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.04.018

Aerial attack strategies of hawks hunting bats, and the adaptive benefits of swarming

Author(s): Caroline H Brighton, Lillias Zusi, Kathryn A McGowan, Morgan Kinniry, Laura N Kloepper, Graham K Taylor
Published in: Behavioral Ecology, Issue araa145, 2021, ISSN 1045-2249
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/araa145