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Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird

Is it a bird, is it a plane? Plenty of robots can fly — but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. A soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 2011.

A robot that flies like a bird
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