Bionic Pinguins

Tijn Kooijmans
May 27th 2009

Festo Bionic Learning Lab demonstrates their new technologies inspired by nature. Another step towards artificial pets replacing extincted animals, or just an exposé of scientific ability?

Related: Flying Penguins | Alavs | Snake Robots | Robo-carp | Beach Animals | Rotating Skyskraper

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Jurrian
Posted 27/05/2009 – 14:19

I have seen this movie before. I thought of it as technical ability that just has the shape of a piguin. They also present it as a technical solution. I do agree that it is a step towards bladerunner-like creatures. They also made some other creatures, like jellyfish.

Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 27/05/2009 – 13:35

Great showcase, Tijn! I added some links.

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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