While it’s unclear exactly why an animal with the ability to fly would need a vehicle to get around, University of Florida engineering student Andrew Gray constructed what he calls a Bird Buggy for his African Grey parrot.
The device is computer controlled and is operated with a joy stick for the parrot, named Pepper, to move left and right, and back and forward. It also has sensors that keep Pepper from bumping into things, automatic reverse and holds paper so the bird can go on the go. Whenever Pepper is done with the Bird Buggy, it uses an autonomous docking system with a forward-mounted camera to find its own way back to the charging station.
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-By: Alexandra Koken