Flying bionic penguin

OK, bear with me on this one.

This video is so incredible I just had to post it here. The narration is a little clunky — think 1970s corporate sales video — but the images are incredible.

A robot penguin that swims. And another than flies.

The link to Transition?

Well, as the narrator says at the beginning of the video, “Nature shows us the way — maximum energy performance with minimum energy consumption.”

If we can apply these principles more widely then we can not only design penguin-ike vehicles that can swim backwards, and fly. We can also design an economy, a culture, that not only does more with less energy, but also gives us greater quality of life.


(There’s also an “interactive wall” and other inventions, but its difficult to see applications for most of them — yet.)

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