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Thursday, May 2 2019

Hot off the press! First AVINECK publication

In our publication (Böhmer et al. 2019 Royal Society Open Science), we analyzed more than 100 extant bird taxa in order to provide new insights into the evolution of the vertebral formulae and the scaling relationships between skeletal dimensions and body size.

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Field work in the Zoo d'Upie - Jardin des Oiseaux

After a first visit with highly promising results, the team Avineck works again at the Zoo d'Upie - le Jardin des Oiseaux in order to collect some more data on the biomechanics of parrts.

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Sunday, November 26 2017

Student opportunities!

Undergraduate students wishing to conduct research within the ANR-funded project Avineck can apply for a limited number of posts.

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Saturday, April 1 2017

Funding by ANR

Exciting news!

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The neck of birds, an arm for robots

The evolution of flight in birds led to a highly specialized appendicular apparatus. The transformation into wings limited the functional versatility of the forelimbs and, thus, the avian neck became the functional equivalent of the arm. In combination with the beak, the head-neck system of birds acts as a tool-bearing arm.

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