Robot Bird

Festo, a German engineering company, have developed a robot that can fly just like a bird.  We’ve reported on other such flying robots (Robot Juggle & Robot Heli-Bi-Wheel), but none that actually mimic the exact flight abilities of a real bird.

SmartBird is built from a superlight material, which gives it a weight of less than a pound and over a six-foot wingspan.   

 Apparently the SmartBird is so lifelike, that out in the ‘wild’ it even attracted the attention of real birds.

 

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