Bionic Bird

Mac Format - - APPLE WOR LD - From €99 (about £72) my­bion­

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.

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