Winged drones look and move like real butterflies

March 28, 2015 2:28 PM

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Winged drones look and move like real butterflies

The company unveiled its latest developments during an online press conference at this week's Hannover Messe 2015, an annual trade fair for industrial technology. As part of their press conference demonstration, several robotic butterflies were unleashed in the lobby of Festo headquarters.

Because the lifelike butterflies are a mere 32 grams -- too light and delicate to handle motion sensors or a complex processing unit -- their visual analysis capabilities must be outsourced.

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