Researchers in China said they achieved 80-90 per cent accuracy in their experiments to get pigeons to follow simple commands, such as turning to the right or left. Photo: Shutterstock
Researchers in China said they achieved 80-90 per cent accuracy in their experiments to get pigeons to follow simple commands, such as turning to the right or left. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese scientists use solar energy to power control of bird brains

  • Researchers say they have achieved a breakthrough in global animal robotics race with two-hour controlled pigeon flight
  • In the experiments, a solar panel about half the size of a smartphone screen was strapped to a pigeon’s back to power a controlling device on its head

Researchers in China said they achieved 80-90 per cent accuracy in their experiments to get pigeons to follow simple commands, such as turning to the right or left. Photo: Shutterstock
Researchers in China said they achieved 80-90 per cent accuracy in their experiments to get pigeons to follow simple commands, such as turning to the right or left. Photo: Shutterstock
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