Friday, December 07, 2012

A Set of Golf Clubs and this Grey is Good to Go...

Proof positive that when really smart people and really smart parrots get together, hilarity ensues. I particularly like how the folded newspaper slips securely into the retaining slots below the driver. Nice touch...
"Proving that robots aren't just for people any longer, African grey parrot, Pepper, has learned to drive a robot that was specially designed for him. Pepper, whose wings are clipped to preventing him from flying around his humans' house and destroying things, now manipulates the joystick on his riding robot to guide it to where ever he wishes to go.
This robotic "bird buggy" was the brainchild of his human companion, Andrew Gray, a 29-year-old electrical and computer engineering graduate student at the University of Florida. It was inspired by Pepper's growing frustration with his human family's rude behaviours."

Read the whole story here: Tool use by an African grey parrot 

For more hijinks involving really, really smart African Grey Parrots, please check out my book, Little Birdies!  And I'd really appreciate it if you could take a moment to "Like" my Amazon Author's Page; it really helps with my visibility. Thanks.

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