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Robot ants and butterflies were created by FESTO - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 12:00

Engineers of the company Festo, developed the robot and the robot bird kangaroo, presented several new products. All of them will be showcased at the Hannover Messe in mid-April next month.

The company, in particular, present a small colony of robotic ants, capture, built by analogy with the tongue of the chameleon, and several miniature aircraft in the form of butterflies.

robots BionicANT (ANT in this case means Autonomous Networking Technologies) not only look like real ants, they are capable of in the same way as the ants work to accomplish specific tasks together.

Each robot decides independently of the others, but all of its decisions are subject to a common goal. BionicANT has piezoceramic "muscles" that move the jaw and limb. robot ant equipped with two cameras and optical sensor of a computer mouse. The length of each BionicANT is 13.5 cm. The device operates on two 7.2V batteries. They are recharged when the ant touches the antenna metal strips on the fence.



In addition, Festo engineers presented the capture FlexShapeGripper, created in collaboration with experts from the University of Oslo. This grip uses the same principle as the language of a chameleon. At the end of the robotic arm is a water-filled silicone tip that gently covers any items.



Another razrabtka - eMotionButterfly. This lightweight robot butterfly, able to fly, without having to deal with his other brothers. These devices have their own collision avoidance system that uses data from an external control system.



Each robot has two infrared marker on his body, which allows the system to follow the flight of a single butterfly. The maximum possible wingspan robot is 50 cm. The minimum weight - '32 The frequency movements of the wings of butterflies robots - 1-2 Hz. EmotionButterfly capable of flying at speeds up to 2.5 m / s. In the air, without additional charge they can stay for about 4 minutes.


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