Website Engagedet has videos of Festo's SmartBird, an autonomous bionic bird that flies and turns just like its real-life counterpart.
Dubbed the SmartBird, this autonomous bionic bird -- modelled on herring gulls -- graces the sky with its sophisticated two meter-long wings, which utilize a bending torso for lifelike directional control. What's more, this robot is also capable of taking off and landing on its own, but it can also be controlled and monitored from afar using ZigBee radio.
The article also includes a video explaining how the bird works.
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