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Its 2009, we still don’t have hover boards, no teleporters and barely a flying car. It’s depressing. But here’s the next best thing, swimming robot penguins. Developed by a German company they look and move through the water like real penguins and when inflated them helium, they fly!

Created by EvoLogics in Berlin, the robo-penguins employ 3D sonar to avoid banging into walls or other penguins and when flying the adorable robots, gracefully paddle around the room. The heck with planes! Maybe some day we’ll all soar through the air like a flightless bird.

Via NewScientist.