Invitation to Festo Online Press Conference

Invitation to Festo Online Press Conference

Preview to the Hannover Messe trade fair – from digitalisation to Bionic Concepts
On March 27th the new bionic projects will also be introduced for the first time.



The motto of the Hannover Messe 2018 trade fair is “Integrated Industry – Connect and Collaborate”. What new chances do   we see for Festo and our customers in a digitalised production world? Will we   work differently in the smart factory of the future, and what will our   workplace then look like? And how will artificial intelligence and robotics   support us? Festo will provide answers to these questions at the Online Press   Conference, where the new bionic projects will also be introduced for the   first time.


We cordially invite you   to our Online Press Conference on Tuesday 27th   March 2018

Register now!

Link to register for the   Online Press Conference:
  German-language session: start 2:00 p.m. (CET)


English-language session: start 3:30 p.m. (CET)




The topics in summary:

The networking of humans, machinery and IT will shape the production of tomorrow

We want to make our customers even more productive; the effective networking of humans, machinery and IT is a significant success factor here. Festo is meeting this challenge and is playing a major role in shaping Industry 4.0 and the production of the future. Dr Frank Melzer, appointed to the Management Board of Festo in October 2017, outlines the status and potential of the digitalisation of automation.

Speaker: Dr Frank Melzer, Member of the Management Board Product and Technology


Learn I Build I Operate I Inspire – the digital customer journey

We accompany our customers on the digital journey through their individual points of contact with Festo. From initial learning experiences in Industry 4.0, to the real systems-engineering process, and up to the commissioning, monitoring and servicing of our components, we offer a comprehensive range of tools and products. For this purpose, we are uniting application knowledge and digital expertise and are taking the lead in the field of digitalisation in automation and technical education. On the basis of specific examples, we demonstrate the benefits to be brought about by digitalisation.

Speaker: Andreas Oroszi, Head of Digital Business


Innovations from the Bionic Learning Network in 2018: Future working environment

At the Hannover Messe trade fair in 2017, Festo demonstrated with the BionicCobot how humans can cooperate with lightweight pneumatic robots. This year, along with further Future Concepts, the engineers from the Bionic Learning Network are presenting a ground-breaking working environment for human-machine collaboration. They have extended the capabilities of the BionicCobot: thanks to simple operability, position monitoring and speech control in combination with machine learning and artificial intelligence, humans and robots can cooperate intuitively and efficiently. The robot is connected to IT systems from the field of artificial intelligence; these are able to understand and interpret questions spoken by humans. The operator can thus cooperate intuitively with the robot.

Speaker: Dr Elias Knubben, Head of Corporate Bionic Projects


After the live online press conference you will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions online.


To guarantee optimum transmission, the system you are using to participate in the online press conference must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be using the latest version of your preferred browser Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera or Microsoft Edge)
  • JavaScript and cookies must be active in your browser
  • You must be using Flash Player 10.1 or higher or an iPhone/iPad with iOS 6 or higher, Android 5.0, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
  • Audio playback must be activated


On conclusion of the live Online Press Conference you will have the opportunity to post questions to the speakers online.


You can find information on the Online Press Conference on our social media channels and under the hashtag #HM18:

Facebook:    www.festo.com/facebook

Twitter:         www.festo.com/twitter


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karin Fischer by e-mail at karin.fischer@festo.com or by telephone: +49 (0) 711-347-57131.


We would be delighted to have you participate.
Your Corporate Communication – Technology team



Karin Fischer


Festo 媒体服务



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BionicCobot At the Hannover Messe trade fair in 2017, Festo demonstrated with the BionicCobot how humans can cooperate with lightweight pneumatic robots.