Monday, December 14, 2009

Incredible Festo

I have to give it to Festo. They are really thinking outside the box on their creations. Check all these out and you will see what I mean.

First of all, Festo BionicTripod mit FinGripper. It resembles a parallel robot.

Then there’s the CyberKite. Just in case you have become too lazy to go fly a kite.

But don’t forget the Festo Molecubes...

And then finally, the Air Ray.

There’s more too. Just go to the FestoHQ channel on YouTube.


  1. Interesting collection of videos, the tripod reminds me very much of the ABB flex picker and the lego model found here
    But it's construction is lighter and simpler.

    The automatic kite is a prototype for generating power, or pulling a large ship I believe. A figure 8 provides most pull. Generating power whilst letting out line then partiallly collapsing the kite so it can be reeled back in is another.

  2. (smiling) That flexpicker is actually mine (smiling)