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BionicANTs / Cooperative robots

BionicANTs
BionicANTs

Discipline: Professional Concept

Discipline: Professional Concept

The BionicANTs work together under clear rules. They communicate with each other and coordinate their actions and movements among each other. They thus demonstrate how autonomous individual components can solve a complex task together working as an overall networked system. The laser-sintered components are embellished with visible conductor structures in the 3D MID process. They thereby take on design and electrical functions at the same time. In the actuator technology used in the legs, Festo utilizes piezo technology; the bending actuators used can be controlled quickly and precisely, work on little energy and do not need much space.

  • TARGET GROUPS Other target groups:: Marketing, Forschung

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME other period:: *

Client / Manufacturer

Festo

Festo AG & Co. KG
Esslingen, Germany

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Design

Festo

Festo AG & Co. KG
Esslingen, Germany

Dr. Elias Knubben (Projektleitung, Designer), Dr. Heinrich Frontzek (Projektleitung), Sebastian Schrof (Entwickler, Desginer), Nadine Kärcher, Mart Moerdijk, Dr. Alexander Hildebrandt, Danny Hameeteman, Jochen Spohrer, Prof. Knut Graichen, Sebastian Hentzelt (Entwickler)

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