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Dutch students have created a microplane, imitating Swift

March 6 2008

Microplane RoboSwift, imitating the shape and motion Swift, has successfully completed a test flight. This unit is designed by students Delft University of Technology in collaboration with the Zoology at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands). RoboSwift has a wingspan of about 50 cm and weighing less than 100 grams. It is equipped with low noise electric motor and is characterized by continuously changing the shape and position of the wings, which makes it very maneuverable.

RoboSwift is equipped with surveillance cameras, which can be used to study birds or tracking people and vehicles, according to SNews.

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