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3D Printed Robotic Birds Made To Protect Real Birds, Trials Undergoing

Birds are one of the most beautiful creations of God, but flock of these birds can be a menace for agriculture as they tend to destroy crops. Besides, they can pose a real threat to the aviation industry as they get stuck in airplane engines and raise serious issues. But don’t worry, there will be 3D printed birds that will be controlled via a remote control. These 3D-printed robotic birds are now being tested at airports, landfills and farms to scare away birds that can cause problems.


3D-printed Robotic Bird - Robird

Robird is actually a pair of 3D printed robotic birds that look like a real falcon and eagle. Full names of these robotic birds are Robird Peregrine Falcon and Robird Eagle. That falcon bird will be able to travel 50 mph speed. It has been designed to scare away birds. On the other hand, the eagle model will be able to chase off a bird of any size, because no bird dares to stand against an eagle.

Robird

Robirds are remotely controlled robotic birds with the realistic appearance and weight of real birds. These 3D printed robotic birds have been created by Netherlands-based company Clear Flight Solutions. The birds look so real that one cannot identify them just from quite a few yards about their robotic credentials.

Design Of Robird

Clear Flight Solutions has said that it may be marvelous to see birds flying through the skies but they can represent a lot of problems in waste management, agriculture, and aviation, and nothing tops the risks that birds cause at airports. The little flyers can put the airplanes and their passengers at risk.

Robird-3D-printed-robotic-bird

So, the company has designed Robirds to mimic birds of prey, and these keep real birds at bay, with the birds assuming they are being threatened by the real deal.

Robird Falcon

According to reports, Robirds are effective in scaring away up to 75% of birds in the area. These
3D printed robotic birds are expected to launch sometime in 2015. Note that, the birds will be 3D-printed with a nylon/glass fiber material. Here’s a video of the birds.

Clear Flight Solutions has been at work developing possibilities for automated operations with their Robird models, and have started practical trials with partners. The trials will continue all this year and the first half of 2015. Unfortunately, no pricing details of the birds have yet been made available.

Source: 3D Print
Thanks To: Audubon Magazine

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