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Highlight of the Bionic Learning Network 2015: the BionicANTS


Highlight of the Bionic Learning Network 2015: the BionicANTS

The Festo Bionic Learning Network will once again provide new impetus for the automation technology of tomorrow and beyond at Hannover Messe this year.


Due to Festo’s interdisciplinary work together with universities, institutes and development companies, unique future concepts have emerged. They have produced things such as natural models, which have inspired new solutions for the future of the automation sector.


You can find the latest projects and everything else about the Bionic Learning Network and on our international corporate website.

Festo BionicANTS

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.


Everything you need to know about the BionicANTs


Festo eMotionButterflies

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.


More about the eMotionButterflies


Festo FlexShapeGripper

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.


Everything about the FlexShapeGripper


Recent Robots of 2015

Which Festo ‪‎bionic‬ made the list of Machine Design top robots of 2015?

Find out

Festo Fin Gripper

Imitating nature with form-fit gripping
Junior reporters of People Global Magazine had the opportunity to learn a little about bionics at Festo. After testing out the functions of Robotino, they made their own grippers.

Learn how to create your own gripper