Plenty of robots can fly — but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. A soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 2011.
Best thing about this this bird – no dropping bird shit. Just imagine the size of that bird poop in the enlarged version for long distance travel. Run, Splash and Yikes. But in order to poop the bird has to eat.