German company Festo has shown two new models unique robots, in the best traditions of the brand are already ready to use in production. Robotic birds BionicSwifts, built by the Bionic Learning Network, a new economical wing and ability to fly “blind”. Gadget BionicMobileAssistant developed with support from ETH Zurich and has no analogues. It is an Autonomous arm on the chassis in the form of rotating in all directions globe.
Robo-bird BionicSwifts has a wingspan of 68 cm and a body length of 44.5 cm and weighs only 42 grams. In such a small and lightweight body established the mechanism of flapping wing control components, transmitter, brushless motor, two servos, battery and transmission. Carbon pens can be deployed to reduce air resistance when moving the wing up and interlock, forming a single plane when lowering the wing down, with the goal of saving energy.