Out of the whole “robotic kingdom”, robotic owls are near the top of the cute and usefulness pyramid. Every since seeing Bubo in Clash of the Titans, we were hooked.
So when we saw Alex Glow’s recent Archimedes the owl (center below), it was instant wow factor.
What other mechano-owls have come this way? I went to find out:
- Adafruit featured an air quality owl last November
- Featured at CES 2018, Luka the owl robot reads bedtime stories
- Hackaday featured an animated robotic owl meant to scare squirrels away
- ixi-Play is an animated play robot
- Oomiyu was a playful Arduino 101-based cardstock robot owl
- Vivien Muller has made the Ulo interactive owl and surveillance camera
How hard is it to make your own animated owl robot? Actually, it’s pretty easy. Adafruit’s own John Park has created a robotic version of Minerva, the Adafruit Circuit Playground character owl (see in the Youtube video at the top of the article)! You can build your own!
Do you have a favorite robotic owl or other animal? Let us know in the comments!