Bird Buggy: a Parrot Driven Autonomous Vehicle

#Robots

Mon, Dec 10th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Andrew Gray, an engineering graduate student at the University of Florida, created the Bird Buggy, an autonomous vehicle that gets driven around by a trained parrot. Reportedly, this was to help keep his otherwise loud parrot quiet.

Bird Buggy allows my trained parrot to "drive" around the house. When it's time to put the bird away, Bird Buggy is able to dock itself to a base station utilizing a web camera.

  1091

 

You may also be interested in:

Are You Following a Bot on Twitter?
Termite-Inspired Autonomous Robotic Construction Crew
"They’ve managed to plant, tend, and harvest an acre and a half of barley using only autonomous vehicles."
Robotic Pizza Delivery
Robots Can't Assemble IKEA Furniture