Bionic Learning Network – Projects in 2008

Hannover Messe 2008

Using bionics to improve the efficiency and productivity of automated motion sequences: from individual control to the future collective behaviour of all elements in a process chain. In biomechatronics, Festo is testing new approaches for the control and regulation of autonomous bionic systems, right up to Smart System Integration and the use of state-of-the-art communication technologies.

 


 

AirJelly

Gently floating through the air

The first indoor flying object with peristaltic propulsion. Based on the recoil principle, eight tentacles powered by an electric drive let the jellyfish float through the air.

 

AirJelly


AquaJelly

Autonomous jellyfish with collective behaviour

A self-controlling system with a strong tendency towards collective behaviour, thanks to intelligent sensors. Peristaltic recoil propulsion from eight tentacles with Fin Ray Effect®.

 

AquaJelly