Robert Jonker studied Industrial Design and Engineering at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. After he finished his studies he worked for NS (Dutch Railroads) as member of a team designing a new train for regional use; Humeca, a Dutch bio-mechanics engineering firm where he developed a new skin grafting system for burn surgery; Crisp & Wilson, a design agency in London UK. In 1991, he established “de Heller Design” developing mainly technical products for B2B clients. In 2006, he started a project developing a flapping wing robotic bird (RoBird) in the shape of a Peregrine Falcon for bird control purposes for amongst others at airports to prevent bird strikes. The first RoBird prototype was demonstrated at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in 2008. In 2011, he received UVS International’s Innovation Award for his work relative to RoBird. In 2012, the department of Fluid Dynamics of the University of Twente, The Netherlands got involved with the Robird project, to supply scientific input to optimize the shape of wings. In a second stage, the department of Robotics and Mechatronics of the same university also got involved. In 2013, Robert joined the Board of Directors of UVS International. In 2014, Robert co-founded Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands to attract investment to prepare RoBird for market entry and industrialisation. The company received a series A investment of 1,5 Mio Euro in 2015. The RoBird was demonstrated at the Farnborough Airshow (2016), and flew its first operational bird scare missions at Edmonton International Airport in Canada (2017). In 2020, the Robird project was sold to Aerium Analytics, Canada and Robert left Clear Flight Solutions. He is currently a technical adviser to Aerium Analytics.