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[FSB] Lifelike flying robot tricks flock of birds into thinking it’s one of their own

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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 they’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 it’s part of their flock.

SmartBird was also demonstrated indoors at TEDGlobal Theater in a second video which is also posted below.
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How long do you think it'll be until robots are fooling people?
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Macroscale mimic, leading the way to advancements in microscale mimics... nanomachines.
 
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That is pretty amazing, thanks for the post.
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Wow, very impressive.
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Impressive looking thingy.

Just gotta say one thing: When seagulls are making dives at something like that, they don't think it's "one of their own". Quite the opposite...
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1 of the most amazing thing i saw this year, rep+
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not impressed

birds are so dumb

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