Maximum force capacity of legs of a fruit fly during landing motion

Hidetoshi Takahashi, R. Furuya, T. Yano, K. Ito, T. Takahata, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on measurement of landing force of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) using a MEMS force plate. By measuring the landing force of fruit flies, we found that the maximum force correlated with the landing velocity, which varied from several to 80 times larger than its weight. The experimental result suggested that there was the threshold value of the maximum landing force per weight for legs, which determined that a fruit fly lands with contacting with six legs or colliding bodily to the ground according to the landing velocity. The threshold value was thought to be the maximum force capacity of legs during landing motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRANSDUCERS 2017 - 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1061-1064
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627310
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 26
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2017 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2017 Jun 182017 Jun 22

Publication series

NameTRANSDUCERS 2017 - 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems

Other

Other19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2017
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityKaohsiung
Period17/6/1817/6/22

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Keywords

  • Force plate
  • Force sensor
  • Fruit fly
  • Landing force
  • Piezoresistive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Takahashi, H., Furuya, R., Yano, T., Ito, K., Takahata, T., & Shimoyama, I. (2017). Maximum force capacity of legs of a fruit fly during landing motion. In TRANSDUCERS 2017 - 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (pp. 1061-1064). [7994235] (TRANSDUCERS 2017 - 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994235