Sunday, 14 August 2011

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)

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Anonymous said...


How about a link to the video that you mention?