A robot that flies like a bird
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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
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/
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
12 [fixed; transcript was correct, but the sentence did not make sense because the speaker omitted a few grammatically important words] 00:00:31,000 --> 00:00:34,000 So what would be better to use? So what would be better [than] to use 13 00:00:34,000 --> 00:00:36,000 The Herring Gull, the Herring Gull, 14 00:00:36,000 --> 00:00:38,000 circling and swooping over the sea, 15 00:00:38,000 --> 00:00:41,000 and use this as a role model. and [to] use this as a role model? 55 [fixed] 00:03:25,000 --> 00:03:28,000 So within the motor, we have three holes, So within the motor, we have three Hall sensors, 75 [fixed] 00:04:25,000 --> 00:04:27,000 We had to know about We had knowledge about 86 [fixed] 00:04:48,000 --> 00:04:51,000 Only if you control and regulate it Only if you control and regulate it, 87 [fixed] 00:04:51,000 --> 00:04:54,000 will you get that aerodynamic efficiency. you will get that aerodynamic efficiency.