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Bionic Birds

The Bionic Bird's Flight is Controlled By Your Smartphone

— October 23, 2014 — Tech
The Bionic Bird is an appropriately named bird robot that can be controlled using smartphone accelerometers and magnetometers. The bird can communicate via Bluetooth up to a range of 100 meters. It can fly for up to eight minutes at a time on a 12-minute charge.

The Bionic Bird's wings flap approximately 18 times a second on a flight just over a mile long. Its tail angle can be adjusted for slow or fast flight, allowing you to use it indoors.

The developers of the Bionic Bird are currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to bring their idea to widespread production reality. A pledge of $100 will secure you a bird by Christmas this year if the campaign hits its fundraising goal. You can even enjoy free shipping if you live in the USA, Canada, European Union or Japan.

Trend Themes
1. Remote-controlled Robotics - The Bionic Bird showcases the potential for remote-controlled robotics that can mimic the movements of living creatures, opening up opportunities for applications in surveillance, entertainment, and research.
2. Internet of Things (iot) in Consumer Products - The integration of smartphone technology and Bluetooth connectivity in the Bionic Bird demonstrates the growing trend of IoT in consumer products, highlighting the potential for seamless connectivity and control in a wide range of devices.
3. Crowdfunding for Consumer Electronics - The Bionic Bird's crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo showcases the increasing interest in utilizing crowdfunding platforms to bring innovative consumer electronics products to market, presenting opportunities for entrepreneurs to secure funding and validate market demand.
Industry Implications
1. Robotics - The development of remote-controlled robotics, like the Bionic Bird, presents disruptive innovation opportunities in industries such as surveillance, agriculture, and exploration, where remote-controlled devices can perform tasks with precision and efficiency.
2. Consumer Electronics - The integration of smartphone accelerometers and magnetometers in the Bionic Bird highlights the potential for IoT applications in consumer electronics, paving the way for enhanced connectivity and user experiences in industries such as gaming, fitness, and home automation.
3. Crowdfunding - The Bionic Bird's successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo reflects the potential for utilizing crowdfunding platforms to disrupt traditional funding models in the consumer electronics industry, providing opportunities for startups and emerging companies to gain financing and engage directly with their target audience.
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