first they came for the pigeons but i did not speak out because i was not a pigeon
April 20, 2007 1:20 PM   Subscribe

"The Pigeons Won't Know What Hit Them" Robop .: Intelligent Bird Control for the third millennium.
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posted by Stynxno at 1:21 PM on April 20, 2007


$4000 a piece? That seems excessive.
posted by lyam at 1:26 PM on April 20, 2007


Scare them "away"? Where are they gonna go? It's not like urban pigeons are going to fly out to the forest and live off the land.
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:26 PM on April 20, 2007


And here I was hoping they'd be armed with 4-gauge shotguns- perfect for taking out entire flocks at one go.
posted by yeloson at 1:30 PM on April 20, 2007


When do these robo-falcons fight the robo-Michael Jackson in Vegas?
posted by spicynuts at 1:42 PM on April 20, 2007


The alka-seltzer was whimsical. But "Robop" is a stupid name.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 1:42 PM on April 20, 2007


If you're having bird problems, I feel bad for you son...

(I was wondering how a Kemah TX company could acheive global bird management. Now I know.)
posted by weston at 1:51 PM on April 20, 2007


UrbanWildlifeSociety. PigeonBlog.

Naturally there are different opinions about so many things, however, I love pigeons, don't mind their poop, enjoy their cooing.
posted by nickyskye at 2:02 PM on April 20, 2007


For that price, the thing needs to fly, catch you dinner, and bring it home.
posted by luriete at 2:37 PM on April 20, 2007


It seems like a company that builds $4,000 bird control devices would have a better web site. Gaaaah! It is horrible.
posted by Mr_Zero at 3:08 PM on April 20, 2007


How can they possibly be serious about the price? Battery, molded plastic, ball bearings, speaker & electronics, and paint. What the fuck.
posted by odinsdream at 3:37 PM on April 20, 2007


$4,000 doesn't seem that much to me... I mean, it's a robotic falcon.
posted by spiderskull at 4:05 PM on April 20, 2007


When do these robo-falcons fight the robo-Michael Jackson in Vegas?

With soundtrack provided by the RAVI-bot and the Coltrane-playing robot?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:15 PM on April 20, 2007


$4,000 doesn't seem that much to me... I mean, it's a robotic falcon.

The "robotics" in this seem about as advanced as you'd find in a Big-Mouth Billy Bass.
posted by reklaw at 4:36 PM on April 20, 2007


about as advanced as you'd find in a Big-Mouth Billy Bass.

Eureka! One of those things'll scare away a flock of pigeons quicker than you can say "Tony Soprano's nightmare"!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:48 PM on April 20, 2007


They have frickin' laserbeam eyes, right? Ultrasonic shriek? For that price, it had better be a fully functional model of Hawk's ship from Buck Rogers.
posted by Gamblor at 5:36 PM on April 20, 2007


Yeah, for $4k I was expecting something that, you know, killed the little air rats....
posted by sotonohito at 6:04 PM on April 20, 2007


spiderskull, yeah.. a robotic falcon would be cool. Like, one that flew around and stuff, right? That's not what this is. It's a plastic toy that makes falcon sounds, flaps its wings, and swivels when the wind blows on it.
posted by odinsdream at 6:42 PM on April 20, 2007


nickyskye writes 'Naturally there are different opinions about so many things, however, I love pigeons, don't mind their poop, enjoy their cooing.'

I felt exactly the same way until we moved into this current house, ten years ago.

We sleep in the front room, and pigeons roost in the eaves. They wake us up at the crack of dawn with their mass cooing. The crap down the front of the house is inches thick, and as they flit from the house to the tree in front, they invariably bombard my car.

A builder friend suggested that I mix slug pellets with corn and scatter it for the birds to eat. He tells me that this will make them explode, and I'm very tempted, if somewhat dubious. However, as we live in Liverpool, I'll be getting on to my local counsellor and asking if Robopigeon can't come and do a tour of duty at my house.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:32 AM on April 21, 2007


For four grand a throw, you'd think they could come up with something that was a bit more sophisticated than what is effectively a Tickle-Me Elmo in a bird-shaped tin can.
And, fuck, the Robop? What are they paying their marketing people? What, for that matter, are they paying their web 'designers'?
posted by hydatius at 5:59 AM on April 21, 2007


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