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We all know that technology holds a vital part of our future and Robots are the leading part of technology. The German Robots developer Festo is growing a family of robot animals; the company presents many new robots, robot concepts, and ideas, for example, a swarm of ants, dragonflies, butterflies and much more characterized to the liking of real animals.
The company focuses not only on their appearance but also on behavioral characteristics. Each ant is 13 centimeters long and coordinates with each other all actions and movement. These robot ants have on their belly radio module, through which precise coordination is carried out.
You can hardly distinguish these bionic butterflies from the real ones. They weigh only 32 grams including its pair of small batteries that could last for about 4 minutes when fully charged, two servos and a laser-made casing. The whole system consists of ten high-speed infrared cameras installed in a room where the butterflies can fly.
They coordinate by tracking the infrared markers installed in the room, transmitting data in real time to the central computer.
Just like their living relative, these robotics dragonflies can fly with ease. They can also hang in the air or move around just like real dragonfly does. The amazing thing about this robot dragonfly is that all its details was made by a 3D printer, and can be controlled from with your smartphone.
The Bionic Kangaroo weighs about 7 kilograms and has a height of 1 meter. It can jump as high as 40 cm and to a length of 80cm. the idea is to store mechanical energy on landing and give it away on the next jump. This super Kangaroo is powered by a pneumatic accumulator and is controlled by a special bandage that reads myoelectric signals from the human forearm.
The Robot Shark is amazing, weighing up 45 kg and one and a half meter in length, the robot fish swims like its real counterpart. It uses its tail to move and control its movements. It can swim above and dive to depth making it difficult to isolate or distinguish from other real sharks.
Its entire model was printed using a 3D printer and its engine is integrated with the servo motors of the paws, three in each: the resulting system provides simple control of flexible, plastic movements with convenient coordination from the control panel.
The Robot snake is designed to serve underwater, reaching places where cumbersome and expensive robots can’t reach. It was made mainly to perform maintenance and repair of various mechanisms on the seabed, mainly on oil platforms.