Bionic trunks and robotic food

An example of an unconventional robot motion system from a very interesting company, Festo. http://www.festo.com This mechanical version of an elephant’s trunk (or octopus tentacle) could change how robots are used. http://www.roboticstrends.com/industry_manufacturing/article/bionic_elephant_trunk_brings_dexterity_to_industrial_robots This same company is experimenting with a robotic kangaroo, whose leg mechanism can recover energy during hops like a real kangaroo. ¬†http://www.festo.com/cms/en_corp/13704.htm Finally,Continue reading “Bionic trunks and robotic food”