It's a Bird! It's a Plane!It's ... a New Seagull-Like Robot Spy Drone!

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A new robotic flying drone [1], styled like a seagull, has arrived [2] on the scene. It doesn't squawk, poop or steal french fries from your hand, but it's an example of incredible bio-mimicking design that could be the future of airborne robots.

We've met a Festo robot before [3]--a robotic manipulator/gripper arm with a design that's heavily inspired by elephant trunk muscles--and so we know about the company's penchant for using bio-inspired thinking in its robot engineering. Festo actually has a whole suite of innovations under its Bionic Learning Network umbrella, but the Smart Bird is the most eye-popping among them.

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