BionicOpter dragonfly drone

Festo with BionicOpter, has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. This ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, just like its nature model, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.

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BionicOpter dragonfly drone

“This unique way of flying is made possible by the lightweight construction and the integration of functions: 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.
With the remote-controlled dragonfly, Festo demonstrates wireless real-time communication, a continuous exchange of information, as well as the ability to combine different sensor evaluations and identify complex events and critical states.”

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