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.
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.