Dutch company creates Robird and an awesome new Dutch word

Big Data, Virtual Reality and now robotics. A new age is upon us and even in the Netherlands (or especially in the Netherlands!) we get to see some amazing innovative products made possible by these awesome innovative developments. Enter Robird! A mechanic and/or robotic bird made by Clear Flight Solutions, a company from the Netherlands (Enschede even, but that’s impossible to pronounce for non-native speakers).

Robird? What’s this now?

Robirds areΒ  remotely controlled robotic birds of prey, with the realistic appearance and weight of their living counterparts. Robirds use flapping wing flight as a means of propulsion, with a flight performance comparable to real birds. Based on nature itself, the Robird offers new and exciting possibilities in bird control. By triggering the instinct of birds, through the combination of silhouette and wing movement, chasing birds becomes fully controllable. So you can look forward to seeing these techbirds implemented around airports or farming areas, chasing away their natural cousins.

I wished for more laser-eyes and machineguns on it (source: http://clearflightsolutions.com/)
I wished for more laser-eyes and machineguns on it (source: http://clearflightsolutions.com/)

 

Awesome new Dutch word: Robotroofvogel

As if Robird wasn’t cool enough, the Dutch phrase for it is even better due to alliteration and such, namely: ROBOT-ROOF-VOGEL. It translates to English like this: Robot (duh!) – Hunt – Bird. But saying robotroofvogel is so much more awesome, thank you robotics for bringing us this new word to our already freaky vocabulary.Β  Here’s a video on the little fella, enjoy!

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