Festo, the german automation company, recently unveiled its latest creation: BionicOpter, a robotic dragonfly. This new robot emulates the complex flight technique of a dragonfly and is capable of high manoeuvrability as shown in the video below. Once again, Festo uses biomimicry to create quite an elegant and capable robot. This robot uses a rather clever design and features a very ingenious mechanism, […]
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We love Festo‘s creations. The most recent addition to their family of soft, flexible, nature-inspired robots is the SmartBird. As shown in the video below, at first sight, the robot looks like a regular sea gull (albeit a silver one). This autonomous ornithopter emulates the shape and flying technique of a sea gull. Its silent natural-looking flight could make it a very good spy UAV. […]
For quite some time now, Festo, a leading pneumatics company, has been innovating in the robotics field by creating impressive and very unique robots inspired by nature. The video below, is a good summary of their innovative work. Make sure you also have a look at their Youtube channel recently populated with lost of videos. Via BotJunkie.
The company Festo is currently working on a prototype of a robotic elephant’s trunk, via its Festo Bionic Learning Network department. The trunk, which also resembles an octopus tentacle, uses an air pressure mechanism for movements as opposed to servo motors. Provided with a grabber, it has a truly omnidirectional flexible arm allowing it to […]
Festo, a German engineering company which brought us the stunning AirJelly, has now unveiled their latest project – life-like robo-penginus. Even better, there ‘s a swimming and a flying version. The penguins, which were designed to showcase a new mechanical linkage/control design for robotic arms, are amazingly life-like. Aside from the creepy glowing eyes, the […]