Bionic Learning Network –
inspired by nature

Highlight of the Bionic Learning Network 2014: the BionicKangaroo

Highlight of the Bionic Learning Network 2014: the BionicKangaroo

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. 


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Biomechatronic Footprint

Enter the world of bionics: from its natural model to the technical basic principle, the bionics adaptation to industrial application.


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Energy-efficient jumping based on a natural model

Like its natural model, the BionicKangaroo can recover the energy exerted on landing, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump.


Everything about the BionicKangaroo


Collision-free flying of autonomous systems

With the eMotionSpheres, Festo shows how several flying objects can move – individually or collectively – in a coordinated manner and within a defined space.


All you need to know about the eMotionSpheres


Variable gripping based on the human hand

It combines parallel and centric gripping – without any conversion. Its adaptive fingers adjust flexibly and gently to the widest range of shapes.


More about the MultiChoiceGripper


Power generation with the wing-beating principle

Self-optimising, highly efficient and inspired by bird flight: an extraordinary wind power station that uses two opposing pairs of wings to generate power.


Go to DualWingGenerator