Bionic butterflies

Bionic butterflies, for the first time combine the ultralight construction of artificial insects, with collision-free flying behaviour.  Watch the video…

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Bionic ‘eMotionButterflies’ by Festo, they are making use of a guidance and monitoring system for coordination purposes, which could be used in the networked future factory.

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Ten cameras installed in the room record the butterflies using their infrared markers. The cameras transmit the position data to a central master computer, which coordinates the butterflies from outside. The intelligent networking system creates a guidance and monitoring system, which could be used in the networked factory of the future.

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