First Robot to Fly Like Bird Borrows from Scourge of City Dwellers

May 20, 2020 06:08 AM
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Despite a century of advances in design, our aircraft still cannot maneuver as well as birds. To better understand bird flight, mechanical engineers at Stanford University built a robotic pigeon using real feathers, paper and rubber bands, leading to some surprising discoveries. Matt Dibble has the story.

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