By: admin Date: 12/6/2016
Obi the parrotlet readies for takeoff. Wearing his mini protective goggles, he waits patiently for a signal: a decisive finger point to a target perch. The finger moves in a flash and so does Obi, right to the directed spot where he is rewarded with a seed.
Such is a typical day for the good-natured bird, who is helping researchers to design the next generation of animal-inspired aircraft.
Exceprt photo: Obi the parrotlet wearing protective goggles. Credit: Eric Gutierrez, Lentink Lab at Stanford University
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