Learning from nature: in the Bionic Learning Network, a cooperation between Festo and renowned universities, institutes and development companies, principles from nature provide inspiration for technical applications and industrial practice.
Cooperative behaviour based on a natural model
For the BionicANTs, Festo has not only technically implemented the delicate anatomy of ants, but also their cooperative behaviour.
Ultralight flying objects with collective behaviour
Thanks to an intelligent indoor GPS with infrared technology, the artificial butterflies are able to move in an enclosed space without colliding.
Gripping modelled on a chameleon’s tongue
By inverting its elastic silicone cap, the FlexShapeGripper can pick up, gather and set back down the widest range of objects in a single procedure.