You may think it's a cliché, but deep down inside robots want to be birds and fly high in the sky. Hooray for the good people of Festo, that demonstrate at TED how they turn the dream into a reality.
When I read the headline I immediately thought that Androids dream of electric sheep instead of flying. I have known Festo for a long time (as a mechanical engineer) and they are market leader in the pneumatic / hydraulics field. It's a very unlikely project for them but find it fantastic how they pulled it off. With a 2 meter wingspan and a weight of less than 500 grams! Wow! I want one!
Ine Geevers: #YesNaturally was about co-evolution and partnership. How to become friends with o.a. bacteria, microbes and viruses. Because yes, they can be deadly and vital at the same time.
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