File this under: smart parrots. Andrew Gray, a 29-year-old electrical and computer engineering graduate student for the intelligent machines design laboratory course, has developed Bird Buggy, the world’s first parrot-drive buggy. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Pepper, an African gray parrot named that can’t fly since his wings are clipped, has been given a tech-upgrade, with the Bird Buggy. Simply put, it’s a square-shaped, four-wheeled metal vehicle lined with newspapers for Pepper’s occasional droppings. Attached to the front is a joystick, which Pepper can control with his beak, and on the back is the bird’s perch. It’s also equipped with sensors in the front for collision detection.