The SmartBird — a development from Festo, a manufacturer and developer of automation technology for industrial markets — is an ultralight, robotic replica of a bird, down to the subtle motions that make natural flight possible. The bird can take off, fly, and land autonomousy thanks to wings that beat just like a real bird's. This could be the beginning of some remarkably realistic robotic technology.
More information can be found at www.festo.com/smartbird_en.
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