Robot of the Week: Festo Bionics

So realistic you'll think it's computer animated. Actually, I'm not entirely sure it's not. Flying penguin blimps? Swarming jellyfish bots? Giant swaying walls that will make you think you've been teleported back to 1967? It's enough to make anyone scratch his head. But let's give them the benefit of the doubt.

Festo creates a variety of hardware and software solutions, from electromechanical control systems to valves and actuators. Here's a little bit from their website:

Festo is a worldwide leading supplier of pneumatic and electrical automation technology. The globally aligned, independent family enterprise with headquarters in Esslingen, Germany, has evolved into a performance leader within its respective industry over a period of 50 years as a result of innovation and problem solving competence covering all aspects of pneumatics, and thanks to its unique offerings in the field of industrial training and vocational education.

Just watch the video. You'll thank me later.

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