RoboSwift pefects artificial bird technology

by Mark R

Isn’t it amazing how many advanced technological things can’t beat out on what nature has already created? I keep seeing how scientists are working on robotic bugs, and this isn’t the first time I’ve seen a robo-bird.

This particular robotic bird is developed by researchers at Delft University in The Netherlands. RoboSwift is a robotic bird that has “morphing wing technology” that will make it fly more like a real bird.

You can watch the video after the jump, and you can see that the designers are pretty excited about making a robotic bird that anyone would simply look up at and not see it as anything but just a bird. In other words, technology fools people into thinking that its a part of nature.

There is also plans on putting a camera on this bird. All I can say to that is: Uh-oh. I’m not looking forward to a world where fake birds fly over head, track my car, and then a cop down the road stops me and gives me a speeding ticket.

It reminds me of that scene in the first Lord of the Rings movie where the fellowship is afraid of a flock of birds that goes by. The RoboSwift could easily make the age of bird spies a reality.


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