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A Robot That Flies Like A Bird

Posted on the 14 August 2011 by Gerard @presurfer
A Robot That Flies Like A Bird
Birds are very agile. They fly, not with rotating components, but by flapping their wings. Plenty of robots can fly - but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. There's a video where you can see the robot fly.
(thanks Greg)The Presurfer

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