Implementation of pigeon bot
The robot is equipped with real pigeon feathers flies like a bird is constructed using the above study of mechanisms behind pigeon flight. The research team powered the bot by a propeller and remotely controlled the wrist and feather joints in each wing. The first dry run of the bot, its average speed is about 40 km/hrs, which is a little slower than a real pigeon, on the other hand, individual molecules embedded throughout the feathers, which are 10 micrometres across and allow feathers to move away within a limit for an accurate flight.
The study of real bird flight became successful. But it is only possible with the real pigeon feathers because there are no any other synthetic material has the similar property of real pigeon feathers which has the unique property of lightness and firmness to carry aerodynamic loads. The invention of a synthetic material similar to the actual feather may lead to more innovative pigeon robot features.