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This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies

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Their goal was to create a bird-like drone that’s capable of both cruising long distances at high speeds while remaining highly maneuverable.

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This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies

This robotic hawk can shape-shift as it flies

Their goal was to create a bird-like drone that’s capable of both cruising long distances at high speeds while remaining highly maneuverable.

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Hawk-inspired robot with movable wings is an agile long-distance flyer

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