A robotic falcon that scares real birds away

Birds and airports don't mix. I mean, yes, both are based around taking to the skies, but birds have a pesky way of splattering on windshields and getting sucked into jet engines that can cause a serious number of problems.

Enter the Falco, a gigantic robotic bird designed to scare the white, dribbling crap out of any bird that dares fly around an airport. With a 5.25-foot wingspan and able to fly on its own after being powered for the first minute in air, it’s a formidable foe to annoying birds anywhere. At a recent test, it dispersed over 1,000 seagulls that were causing problems at the Genoa airport. Look to see it from your window seat sometime in the near future.

BirdStrikeStop, via Crave