Markus Fischer’s team ( German automation company Festo) unlocked the science of a bird’s wing movements and demonstrated it at the last TED session. It whizzed around the auditorium, and they later took it to the farewell picnic, where funnily the giant seagulls joined it. It was some beautiful artful juxtaposition to see a robotic bird in the sky with the real birds. I thought it quite lovely. BUT I was told later, that the seagulls would eventually attack it as a threat…ha, that’s nature for you!
TED: it’s a robotic bird!