festo bionicopter dragonfly robot
apr 01, 2013
festo bionicopter dragonfly robot


festo bionicopter dragonfly robot
image courtesy festo

 

 

just like its model in nature, festo has integrated the highly complex flight characteristics of a dragonfly in its ‘bionicopter’ flying robot.
capable of flying in all directions, the dragonfly can hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings – utilizing lightweight parts
for its construction. components such as sensors, actuators and mechanical components as well as open – and closed-loop control systems
are installed in a very tight space and adapted to one another. in addition, each of the four wings also features an amplitude controller,
where the tilt determines the direction of thrust and intensity to be regulated. when combined, the remote-controlled dragonfly can assume
almost any position in space.

 

 

festo – bionicopter
video courtesy festoHQ

 

 

capable of flying in all directions, the dragonfly can hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings

 

 

the remote-controlled dragonfly can assume almost any position in space

 

 

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