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Festo SmartBird mechanical bird inspired by herring gull

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments28 March 2011

festo-smartbird-1Inspired by the herring gull flight, the engineers of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network came up with SmartBird – an ultralight but powerful flight model with excellent aerodynamic qualities and extreme agility. It is capable to take off autonomously and lift-up in the air by means of its flapping wings alone, without the aid of other… »