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The Festo BionicBee is small, ultra-light, and can fly autonomously in a swarm thanks to an indoor localization system with ultra-wideband technology.

For over 15 years, Festo‘s Bionic Learning Network has been diving into the marvels of flight.

“We’ve studied various flying creatures and their natural mechanics, using them as inspiration for our technology.”

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One big hurdle remained: achieving autonomous swarm behavior. Enter the BionicBee, our breakthrough. Weighing just 34 grams and measuring 22 centimeters long with a 24-centimeter wingspan, it’s their smallest creation yet.

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Its compact body houses everything it needs for autonomous flight: wing mechanism, communication tech, and control components.

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