Definition: The first indoor flying object with peristaltic propulsion. Based on the recoil principle, eight tentacles powered by an electric drive let the jellyfish float through the air.
Festo did it again. Dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds ! With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the...
Festo has added to its robotic menagerie with the creation of a robotic seagull that weighs just 450 g (15.87 oz) and boasts a wingspan of 1.96 m (6.4 ft). Dubbed the SmartBird, the ultralight flying robot was inspired by the herring gull and can take off, fly and land autonomously, without the help of any additional drive systems.
The ExoHand from Festo is an active manual orthosis with sensitive fingers and an exoskeleton that can be worn like a glove. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified; the operator’s hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in real time.
Nature is our best engineer, and the finest robots are the ones that mimic it.
Molecubes could play a significant role in technical training in the near future. These cubes, fitted with computer chips, can be successively attached to each other. Each Molecube communicates with all the other cubes; the energy supply and transmission of signals from one Molecube to the next are thereby ensured. Young people can use the Molecubes to build and program their own robots.
Festo’s robotic bird takes flight. The Herring Gull robot codenamed SmartBird.