In a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology
team "sought to determine how bats land, to seek a link between landing kinematics and ceiling impact forces, and to determine whether landing strategies vary among bat species."
"Bats typically roost head-under-heels but they cannot hover in this position," write researchers led by Brown University biologist Daniel Riskin.
By Daniel K. Riskin
, Joseph W. Bahlman, Tatjana Y. Hubel, John M. Ratcliffe, Thomas H. Kunz and Sharon M. Swartz.
Video: Daniel Riskin