German engineers at a company called FESTO have built an amazing robotic SmartBird that can fly like the real thing.
If you didn’t watch these guys launch this ultra-cool animatronic SmartBird, you would simply look up and see another bird flying above you – however you would be wrong!
Engineers at FESTO have created the next thing in robotics, and when you see it fly, you truly won’t believe it.
Calling it the SmartBird, designers at FESTO won the Good Design Award in 2011 with this amazing piece of engineering skill. It’s easy to see why when the bird begins to take flight over the lot.
Watching that ‘bird’ fly around that vacant lot was the epitome of an “Oh My God” moment! He launched it, as they said in the end of the video, autonomously and they were even able to land it right back in his hands!
It weighs 450 grams or barely one pound, and has approximately a six-foot wingspan. With all the features it has, including precise wing twist and full direction control, it’s no wonder that this SmartBird is an award winning piece!