Flying robots are getting a lesson in aviation from the pigeon.

The recently unveiled ‘PigeonBot’ —  a flying robot with feather wings, recently took to flight. This new robotic bird is the first robot that can change the shape of its wings like a bird. These birdlike wings could help airborne machines make better turns in tighter spaces like dense urban environments or forests.

Check out how the robot pigeon flaps just like the real thing: