Markus Fischer, a Smartbird project leader, unveiled live demonstrations along with a brief talk about the robotic seagull.
With the help of an on board motor, Smartbird, modeled after the herring gull, can flap its wings and fly.
From a company whose inventions also include a pair of robotic penguins and an elephants trunk, Festos Smartbird really soars.
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