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This tiny prototype weighs just 19 grams and has its own onboard video camera. (Read the complete story)

"I was reminded of the robot bird used by the villain in "The Incredibles" superhero family movie. He keeps surveillance over his island with a robotic bird."
( 2/21/2011 1:54:08 PM)
"That totally went by me. In the referenced book Changeling, Mark Marackson uses tracer-birds to spy on people at a great distance, and to keep watch over his own domain. The tracer-birds sent images to a kind of forearm wristband viewer flat panel display."
(Bill Christensen 2/22/2011 11:32:47 AM)
"Here's the picture of the robotic security bird from The Incredibles movie.

(Bill Christensen 2/22/2011 11:40:48 AM)

""The hummingbird appearance is intended to disguise the bot, although it would look decidedly out of place and would attract attention in most places in the world since hummingbirds are not found outside of the Americas." So, who do you think they're wanting to spy on, then? Personally I'm whipping out the pellet pistol any time I lay eyes on a hummingbird from now on."
(Paradox Mind 3/9/2011 7:37:50 AM)
"It has to be a better disguise than this COM-BAT (which stands for Center for Objective Microelectronics and Biomimetic Advanced Technology). This little MAV concept is so advance, you want to use a laser pistol to shoot it down.

(COM-BAT MAV takes flight (in CGI))

(Bill Christensen 3/9/2011 8:00:00 AM)

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