Clear Flight Solutions’ Robird® is a truly unique remotely controlled robotic bird of prey, with the realistic appearance and weight of its living counterpart. Robird® flies by using flapping wing flight as a means of propulsion, with a flight performance comparable and indistinguishable to real birds.
Through the combination of its realistic silhouette and its carefully mimicked flight behaviour other birds think Robird® is an actual predator, birds do not see the difference between Robird® and real birds of prey! Because of this, Robird® is the perfect tool for airport bird control and many other bird-related problems!
Originating from the desire to mimic nature, Robird® was developed through a unique combination of professional falconry and a passion for model aviation. By thoroughly studying the motion and behaviour of birds, and combining this with technical expertise, a true-to-nature robotic bird was realised. In cooperation with the Engineering Fluid Dynamics research group from the University of Twente in Enschede, further research was done into its aerodynamic properties. Together with experts from the field of robotics from the Robotics and Mechatronics group we improved flight performance and safety using advanced autopilot soft- and hardware. All this while continuously keeping in mind the amazing skill and behaviour of its real-life counterpart.
Because it is based on nature itself, the Robird® offers new and exciting possibilities in the field of bird control. By triggering the instinct of birds, through the combination of silhouette and wing movement, chasing off birds becomes fully controllable. We make sure that the man on the ground is in control of what happens in the air. We offer custom made solutions for airport bird control, agriculture and many more applications. We have developed two types of Robird®: the peregrine falcon, which can be used to chase off birds of up to 3kg, and the bald eagle to chase away any type of bird.