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+ - Bird-like robot perches on a human hand-> 1

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garymortimer writes "By the virtue of their size and speed, birds are uniquely capable of efficient flight while flapping their wings and while gliding. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have duplicated the control functions that allow birds to successfully perform a soft landing—in this case, perching on a human hand."
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Bird-like robot perches on a human hand

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  • Undeterred, competing researchers at the same university created, with the same amount of funding, a pair of bird-like robots that can simultaneously perch in a nearby bush. University officials agree both projects are equivalent in worth.

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