This time, Festo made waves with the 'Bionic Bee'

This time Festo made waves with the Bionic Bee

German-based Festo, one of the expert companies in electrical automation, has once again presented a robot system that will draw a lot of attention. As you know, every robot produced in its Bionic series by Festo is outstanding, and Festo continues to amaze us. 

The company had previously introduced us to the BionicFinWave, inspired by the details of a cuttlefish that we featured here some time ago. Later, the BionicSwift came from the company. BionicSwift was a robotic bird model. 

Naturally, being a Festo signature, the robot could fly like a real bird, showing a mimicry performance that was indistinguishable from reality with its moving wings. 

Festo was seen to have reached a new level in flight with this robot, as multiple BionicSwifts could fly in a small flock indoors without colliding with each other, thanks to special navigation systems. Now, the Bionic Bee has made waves, as you can watch the video below. Directly named “BionicBee” by Festo, the robot is described as follows: “The ultra-light (32 grams) and small-bodied BionicBee can autonomously fly in swarms with its counterparts thanks to an indoor positioning system using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology.” Although the robot, which is much larger than a real bee despite being called small, will not be commercially available like the company’s other solutions.

Another robot that came to Festo in the recent period was the BionicMobileAssistant. Unlike the company’s other robots, this robot did not mimic an animal; its purpose was seen as a personal assistant/home assistant. 

Interestingly, the BionicMobileAssistant, which moved on a large ball and yet maintained its balance very well, is based on artificial intelligence and could perceive objects around it with a special camera system at the front. The robot had a state-of-the-art single arm/hand mechanism on top, allowing it to grasp objects and move them to other places or to others.

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