It’s about time I posted a video or two in this blog. I stumbled across this amazing video today of a talk presented by Markus Fischer at the TED Global 2011 conference. He, along with his team, have created what they dub SmartBird – a large and lightweight robot based that flies like a bird. Modelled on a seagull, the robot is really quite phenomenal. It’s actually quite large, with a wingspan that seems to resemble that of an eagle, yet it only weighs 450 grams.
If you have never heard of TED talks, then it’s really worth a visit. It’s full of 5-8minute long presentations by some of the greatest scientists, artists and businesspeople from around the world.