A robot that flies like a bird

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TED http://www.ted.com/talks/a_robot_that_flies_like_a_bird.html

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg_JcKSHUtQ

dotSUB http://dotsub.com/view/60dbeab3-b0d5-466a-9c10-43455a44536c

Related articles

SmartBird – bird flight deciphered (Festo) http://www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/11369.htm

Festo – SmartBird (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnR8fDW3Ilo

Festo - SmartBird Animation (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fbmWQ3ExEs

SmartBird (brochure) http://www.festo.com/net/SupportPortal/Downloads/46270/Brosch_SmartBird_en_8s_RZ_110311_lo.pdf

Wow: SmartBird in the wild, swarmed by seagulls (TED Blog) http://blog.ted.com/2011/07/22/wow-smartbird-in-the-wild-swarmed-by-seagulls/

Ornithopter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter

Terms and expressions

Herring Gull http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Herring_Gull

Hall effect sensor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_effect_sensor

Errors in the transcript

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So what would be better to use?
So what would be better [than] to use 
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The Herring Gull,
the Herring Gull,

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circling and swooping over the sea,

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and use this as a role model.
and [to] use this as a role model?

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So within the motor, we have three holes,
So within the motor, we have three Hall sensors,

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We had to know about
We had knowledge about

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Only if you control and regulate it
Only if you control and regulate it,

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will you get that aerodynamic efficiency.
you will get that aerodynamic efficiency.