Bionic Bird is a smartbird that can be controlled by an app on your smartphone. If you have time, I recommend watching the video attached. The founder and creator shares a bit about his dream and the reason behind this project. Honestly, the first thing I thought about when I saw this was....snitch!! Any Harry Potter fans out there? I can totally see a snitch being made with this technology...we just need some flying broomsticks (which, hey, isn't too far from impossible with that new hoverboard technology being built).
You can get your very own Bionic Bird starting at $100 , with expected delivery in December 2014. Great Christmas present, in my opinion.
It doesn't end there, they're working on motion control with wearable technology as well as integrating an HD video cam within 2 years.