Dead Sparrow Turned into Robot to Study Bird Behavior


Researchers at Duke University recently took a major step toward better understanding how swamp sparrows use a combination of song and visual displays to communicate with one another. How they came about making this discovery, though, is what makes this story particularly newsworthy — they stuffed a deceased swamp sparrow with a miniature computer and some robotics to give it the ability to flap its wings as if it were alive. Read More →