Bionic solutions for efficient automation of the future
Maximum performance with minimum energy consumption: Nature shows the way to energy-efficient movement processes in tomorrow's production and provides impulses for astounding new practical applications.
Flexibility, lightness in relation to displaced mass, and energy efficiency are acquiring increasing significance in automation. With highly diverse examples, nature demonstrates how maximum performance can be achieved with minimum energy consumption.
The Festo Bionic Learning Network – a consortium comprising Festo along with renowned universities, institutes and development companies – has become established over the past few years as an integral part of Festo's innovation processes.
Bionic design principles serve as the basis for the development of new gripper technology for flexible adaptive grasping in the mechanical handling industry.
In biomechatronics, Festo is investigating new approaches in the control and regulation of autonomous bionic systems, all the way up to smart system integration and the application of state-of-the-art communication technologies.
Autonomous, versatile, adaptive and self-regulating processes will acquire increasing significance in the future for the automation of production. In this process, the ongoing development of sensor and regulator technologies along the road to decentralised, autonomous, self-controlling and self-organising systems is benefiting from inspiration provided by nature.