Markus Fischer

A robot that flies like a bird

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011
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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.

Markus Fischer
/ Designer

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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