What is it? Drones have really taken off (boom boom) in recent years, but they usually look more like garish killbots than graceful flying machines. Not so the Bionic Bird, which is designed to look like a real avian. Even cooler, you can control its flight using your iPhone and a wave of your hand, and it should be fitted with a camera by the end of 2016 to provide a true bird’s-eye view of the world. Just watch out for hungry cats… When’s it due? Take off today. Why are we excited? We’ve always felt slightly uncomfortable at the sight of regular drones in flight – they appear designed to destroy, not explore. The Bionic Bird restores a natural element to a world dominated by flying cyborgs.