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Not mine, unfortunately, but here's an amazing video on TED about a great bot that flies by flapping:

A Robot That Flies Like A Bird smiley-eek

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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.
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That is pretty amazing. I was not expecting lots of cogs. Its like the Owl of Jason and the Argonaughts.
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That deserved the double standing ovation is received - I'll add a third <clap> <clap> <clap> <clap>.
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Yeah, I was kind of expecting space-age materials and a pile of nano-electronics. Their approach is very elegant.
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