The robotics industry has seen some great breakthroughs lately and robots are becoming more lifelike by the minute. So much so in fact that they can now fool real birds into thinking theyâ€™re one of their own. The video below shows a demonstration of the Germ engineered SmartBird, and as you can see, a passing flock of seagulls approaches the robot and begin flying with the machine as if itâ€™s part of their flock.
SmartBird was also demonstrated indoors at TEDGlobal Theater in a second video which is also posted below.
How long do you think it'll be until robots are fooling people?