"Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2010"

Bionic Handling Assistant


"Inspired by the elephant’s trunk – a high-tech helper for industry and the home"

Team from Festo and Fraunhofer IPA receive “Innovation Oscar” for Bionic Handling Assistant from the German President in Berlin.


Successful cooperation between industry and science:

Winning the „Deutsche Zukunftspreis 2010“ (German Future Award) by the Bionic Handling Assistant’s team is an example of how industrial companies and science can successfully work together – whereby companies develop new innovations and science contributes the latest technologies. At an official award ceremony held on the evening of 1 December 2010, Germany’s President, Christian Wulff, presented Dr. Peter Post and Markus Fischer of Festo and Andrzej Grzesiak of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) with the 250,000-euro “Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2010”.