Drones are nothing new, but a drone with true, bird-like wings hasn’t been seen before. Until now. The PigeonBot has a hard electronic body, but soft feathered wings that look, and move, like a real bird. The resulting robot not only gives researchers new insight into bird flight, but also paves the way for more agile aircraft. With birdlike wings, it might be possible for other airborne machines to make tighter turns in crowded spaces, or better navigate through turbulence.