Futuristic BionicOpter Dragonfly Robot
Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly by makin...
Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly by making BionicOpter which is inspired by nature. BionicOpter is a lightweight flying robot that can fly in all the directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings. Each of the four wings features an amplitude controller for additional control. The tilt of the wings determines the direction of thrust. Amplitude control allows the intensity of the thrust to be regulated. When combined, the remote-controlled dragonfly can assume almost any position in space. With the remote-controlled dragonfly, Festo demonstrates wireless real-time communication, a continuous exchange of information, as well as the ability to combine different sensor evaluations and identify complex events and critical states.