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Feb 26 2013   10:34AM GMT

Zombie bird robotics

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A Frankenstein-wannabe has worked with a team of engineering students and a taxidermist to raise a bird from the dead.

The American Scientist used robotics to operate the wings of a deceased swamp sparrow in order to study the aggressive behaviour of the male. The study concluded that wing-flapping was a sign of male aggression

According to the BBC, the team used Picaxe computer chips and a linear motor which fitted inside the cavity of the sparrow.

The resurrection was completed on a budget of just under £1,000, but the bird’s head eventually fell off after two months of attacks from the living and breathing creatures in society.

Zombie 101 – decapitation or destroying the brain is the simplest way to kill a zombie.

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