Here’s the ultimate modern stone age gadget. It’s a remote controlled winged lizard that actually gets airborne by flapping its wings.
Instead of using some sort of propeller or engine, this guy just uses good old fashioned wing power.
This nifty bit of robot footage comes to us from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
Back at the end of 2005, the Institute developed two animatronic dinosaurs (one Tyrannosaurus Rex, one Parasaurolophus) that could actually balance and walk without any external stability systems.