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23 February 2018 / by André Maré

TED: A Robot that Flies Like a Bird

Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built a robot that flies like a real bird. SmartBird is a large, lightweight robot that is modelled on a seagull that flies by flapping its wings like a real bird.

TED is all about the spreading of ideas regarding Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference. Its early emphasis was technology, entertainment and design but these days it has broadened its focus to include ideas on science, culture and a variety of academic topics. The best talks and performances of the different conferences are posted daily on a podcast also known as TEDTalks. The talks are

Men who undertake considerable things, even in a regular way, ought to give us ground to presume ability. ~ Edmund Burke