CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A simulator that lets people sample flight as a bird has been drawing crowds near Boston.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) A simulator that lets people sample flight as a bird has been drawing crowds near Boston.

Called Birdly, it's the invention of a Swiss artist who brought his prototype to Le Laboratoire, an art and design center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Max Rheiner says he tried to replicate human dreams of flight, adding that he was inspired by mankind's fascination with flying like a bird.

The simulator looks like a futuristic examining table where users lie on their bellies and spread their arms like wings. Using virtual reality goggles, they get a bird's eye view of New York City. By rotating their hands and flapping their arms, they navigate the skyline.

On Wednesday, more than 100 people lined up to try out the technology, which will be in Cambridge through Saturday.