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Robotic seagull takes flight in Europe

Festo are once more impressing everybody with the unveiling of their new SmartBird (or robotic seagull) technology (see also their incredible Elephant-inspired robot arm and AirJelly). The new flying robot which is inspired by the herring gull was shown autonomously flying both indoors and outdoors. This is what the company has to say about their
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Robot Seagulls Take Flight

Technology : The Next Web Blog (4 years ago)

Flying robotic seagulls have taken flight from a company called Festo, which has a history in developing mind-boggling, biologically-inspired bots like flying penguins and jellyfish. Our friends at IEEE first reported on the SmartBi... Read Post

Festo creates SmartBird flying robotic seagull

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (4 years ago)

Festo has added to its robotic menagerie with the creation of a robotic seagull that weighs just 450 g (15.87 oz) and boasts a wingspan of 1.96 m (6.4 ft). Dubbed the SmartBird, the ultralight flying robot was inspired by the herrin... Read Post

Smartbird Robotic Seagull with Wings

Technology : Walyou (4 years ago)

Biological systems have been an inspiration for robotics engineers for a long time, but in most cases the focus was on replicating the shape of animals, rather than their functionality. Smartbird, a robotic seagull designed by Festo... Read Post


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