SmartBird – Robotervögel lernen fliegen

03/2011

Einfach faszinierend. Der Robotervogel der Deutschen Robotikfirma Festo. Smartbird nennen sein Erbauer ihn. Er bewegt sich dabei (fast) wie ein echter Vogel. Nein, man muss das wirklich gesehen haben.

Festo selber meint dazu:

This bionic technology-bearer, which is inspired by the herring gull, can start, fly and land autonomously – with no additional drive mechanism. Its wings not only beat up and down, but also twist at specific angles. This is made possible by an active articulated torsional drive unit, which in combination with a complex control system attains an unprecedented level of efficiency in flight operation. Festo has thus succeeded for the first time in creating an energy-efficient technical adaptation of this model from nature.

Das Lehrstück für Robotertechnik zeigt sein Künste in folgendem Video:

Quelle: Festo