3D printed ‘Robird’ airport drones preparing for U.S. migration
January 9, 2017 - 10:08am
Clear Flight Solutions, a Dutch company that has developed 3D printed, wing-flapping bird drones called ‘Robirds,’ is ready to go international once it has finished trialling its product at a European airport. The 3D printed birds can be used to scare off real birds, which can damage aircraft. For flight crew preparing to depart from an airport, one of the biggest obstacles to a smooth lift-off is birds. For while our avian friends may have been the inspiration behind winged aircraft, they also have an awful knack of getting in the way of them.
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