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Festo unleashes new robotic swarm of ants and butterflies

Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.

By March 26, 2015


Festo's robo-seagull gets standing O at TED

Attendees at TED in Scotland laud a robot seagull that flies like the real thing.

By July 25, 2011


Robotic kangaroo generates its own energy

Festo has once again turned to nature to build a gesture-controlled robotic kangaroo that stores and uses the kinetic energy of its own motion.

By April 6, 2014


Robot dragonfly moves like the real thing

German robotics company Festo has created a robot dragonfly that can fly forwards, backwards and sideways, and can even hover in the air.

By April 1, 2013


Leonardo da Vinci would love this robo-bird

SmartBird by German-based Festo can fly, take off, and land autonomously. Good thing it doesn't like fouling statues.

By March 25, 2011


Patent case appealed to Supreme Court

As expected, Festo, which makes robotics and automation systems, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that critics say could throw the patent system into disarray. The company is appealing a ruling that would allow companies to more easily make copycat products, arguing that the ruling threatens research and development. However, several hi-tech companies have lined up in favor of the ruling, including IBM and Hewlett-Packard, saying it closes confusing loopholes in patent law.

April 9, 2001