X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Robot Bird Perches on a Human Hand

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

If a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, what is a robot bird in the hand worth? I have no idea, but this is a robotic bird that is not only capable of flight, but it can also land on a human hand. I guess falconry has just come into the 21st century.

This robot was developed by a team at the University of Illinois Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory. It is based on an articulated-wing-based concept for an agile robotic aircraft that is modeled after actual birds. The ability to perch on a hand is important because – as the team behind this bird point out, “…of all maneuvers executed by flapping wing aircraft in a gliding phase, a perched landing is arguably the most challenging.”

So now we have a robot bird that can perch on a hand. Are we in for a future full of Kings and Lords who practice falconry with robot versions as they laugh and proclaim it all to be jolly good? Well, not really. The ultimate goal for these robot birds is for surveillance.

[via Ubergizmo]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Toler Union Multitool

Toler Union Multitool

DIY Wooden LEGO Bricks

DIY Wooden LEGO Bricks

Captain Marvel (Trailer)

Captain Marvel (Trailer)

Advertisement
2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart

2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive Review: A Compelling Caddy Compact CUV

2019 Cadillac XT4 First Drive Review: A Compelling Caddy Compact CUV