March 28, 2011

Smart Bird Flies Solo

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Festo's new Smart Bird could practically pass for a seagull. Made of light material like carbon fiber and sensitive control electronics, the mass is about 0.4 kilograms (a third less weight than an iPad.) The wings move up and down and also twist at angles like real ones. The bird sends data back to its operator so that they can adjust for optimum flight.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 28, 2011 11:23 AM
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