Festo - SmartBird

SmartBird is an ultralight but powerful flight model with excellent aerodynamic qualities and extreme agility. With SmartBird, Festo has succeeded in deciphering the flight of birds - one of the oldest dreams of humankind

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+31 1. aziwa commented 12 years ago

amazing how much it looks like a real bird!
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+13 2. shayangx commented 12 years ago

Is it a bird? Is it a plain? No its Smartbird!

Awesome, i would like one!
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+13 3. kaneg commented 12 years ago

#2 i think that was the point of the invention. "With SmartBird, Festo has succeeded in deciphering the flight of birds " :x
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+18 4. datastreamdude commented 12 years ago

i wonder what other birds make of it?
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+10 5. Viveroth commented 12 years ago

I wonder can they make bigger size now and then put that robot on humans back. Would be awesome to fly like that.
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+9 6. monkeyboy commented 12 years ago

this is obviously just a prototype, all they need to do now is make it look like a bird without adding to much extra weight, it will look amazing I bet!
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+9 7. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

If used as a transportation, it would be a very jerky plane. Motion-sickness on a cruise? Let's take it to a completely different level. >:)

I just wonder how much in/efficiency a bird model is compared to an actual plane.
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+7 8. roisterdoister commented 12 years ago

Watching this video I realize that flying is the most natural thing in the world :)
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+8 9. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

This is the same company that made the flying Air Penguins.

http://www.snotr.com/video/3305/Air_Penquins_can_fly
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+8 10. Atkinc088 commented 12 years ago

How does it take off and land? Doesn't look like it has legs.
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+9 11. setti commented 12 years ago

Not bird shit.
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+6 12. ValdeLevis commented 12 years ago

Coming soon to the skies over you and me, the next generation of surveillance drone. Smile and wave to Big Brother, after all, it's for our own good, isn't it?
“They said to follow my dreams........Too bad they were all nightmares.”
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+4 13. lasseh commented 12 years ago

ok, so when the world is over-polluted we will still have birds...thats another way of dealing with pollution; "make fake animals, they will survive it all!"
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+3 14. KentBlake commented 12 years ago

Does it shit all over the place?
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+4 15. binksy commented 12 years ago

I want to see it crash into a sky scrapers window...I'm sure it would do more than crack the glass ll.
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+3 16. stretchpadawan commented 12 years ago

#14 yeah. it drops big steel nuts an bolts on your picnic
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+3 17. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

The first thing that came to my mind is the military / espionage application. Sad :(

Hopefully this wont happen to festo - its awesome
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+4 18. c2quad commented 12 years ago

Copied....From Nature.