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Amazing accomplishment. What company made the gull?Note to Paul Allen (other Microsoft founder and Seattle Seahawks owner): This bird would be great for home games.
Youtube "Festo". There are numerous gizmos - air ray, aqua ray, air jelly, aqua jelly, "Bionic Handling Assistant", etc.
Tom, thanks for the name of the company. I was not aware of Festo; a very, very interesting company.
the air force has had bug-bots for more than two years...http://video.designworldonline.com/bugbots.html
rjs, do those bugbots actually exist? All that is is a computer-generated video with ominous voice-over. It's hard enough to build the robotics for a bird, I don't think such tiny hummingbird robotic wings have ever been successfully built.
DARPA’s Robot Hummingbird Takes War on Nectar to a New Levelhttp://www.extremetech.com/extreme/84028-darpas-robot-hummingbird-takes-war-on-nectar-to-a-new-level?
Wow, JT, that's amazing, hadn't seen that one before. That type of almost vibration-less hover capability is much more impressive than even the robot bird above. It doesn't seem like it's practical yet because of the size, noise, and likely battery life, but that's a very impressive demo.
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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