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

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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