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Submission + - Is it a bird? No it's a robot (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: Festo, well known for their biologically inspired robots, have done it again SmartBird . A mechanism that flys like a bird. It is amazing to watch and all the more amazing when you realise that it just flaps its wings and all of the control is via a torsion drive which twists the wings during each flap. The whole thing depends on the constant intervention of the software to keep it under control.
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Is it a bird? No it's a robot

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