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Markus Fischer:
A robot that flies like a bird

TEDGlobal 2011 · 6:19 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird
6:19 · Filmed July 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011 · Subtitles available in 41 languages

Plenty of robots can fly — but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. A soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 2011.

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Markus Fischer led the team at Festo that developed the first ultralight artificial bird capable of flying like a real bird. Full bio
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