Festo's 'BionicOpter' is a remote-controlled flying object capable of executing the complex flight characteristics of the insect.

Festo has developed the ‘BionicOpter‘, a remote-controlled robot inspired by dragonfly flight. The 44cm long ultralight flying object is capable of executing the intricate movements of the insect with minimal effort from the operator. It marks a significant advancement in the world of electric automation.

The robotic dragonfly, which features an ARM microcontroller, can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air, and glide without beating its wings. This is made possible by the lightweight construction and the integration of functions, with all of the components installed in a tight space and adapted to one another.

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