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SmartBird

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SmartBird is a robotic seagull that flies by flapping its wings and steers by twisting them at specific angles. It has an aerodynamic design inspired by biology, and you can fly it with a remote control.

Creator
Festo
Country
Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
Year
2011
Type
Aerospace
Creator
Festo
Country
Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
Year
2011
Type
Aerospace

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Specs

FEATURES
Bio-inspired, ultralight design. Has autonomous and teleoperation modes.
HEIGHT
N/A cm | N/A in
LENGTH
107 cm | 42.1 in
WIDTH
200 cm | 78.7 in
WEIGHT
0.45 kg | 1 lb
SPEED
25 km/h | 15.5 mph

SENSORS
Motor position Hall-effect sensors
ACTUATORS
Graupner Compact 135 brushless DC motor. Two servos to control head and tail sections; two servos to control wing torsion.
POWER
7.4-V 450-mA lithium-polymer battery, 20 minutes of operation
COMPUTING
Texas Instruments LM3S811 32-bit 50-MHz microcontroller. 868 MHz radio control module and 2.4 GHz two-way ZigBee module
SOFTWARE
No OS. Custom software.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
6
MATERIALS
Carbon fiber and polyurethane foam.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.festo.com/bionic