you're reading...
Technology, Video

I bet Icarus is spitting feathers

Engineer Markus Fischer says man’s oldest dream was to fly like a bird, but replicating the flight of our feathered friends has been nigh on impossible.

Turns out that evolution is pretty good at engineering. However the good folk at Festo – the folk that brought us the amazing flying penguins – have now created a man-made herring gul. I wrote about it briefly back in April.

The automation company didn’t just work on the bird for fun, its taught them a lot about pneumatics and air flow. Best let Markus explain in this TED talk.



No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: