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“Free Motion Handling” Flying Butler in Hanover

A transparent sphere that floats thanks to smaller propeller and moves autonomously: This is one of audience steeped novelties at the Hanover Fair till end of April. Manufacturer Festo invented the electronic Butler for the fair and impressive technical innovations around the smart factory.

Hanover Trade fair is a golden mine of latest technologies and brilliant engineering since many years: The name exudes so powerful innovation and globality. in 1982, as the Deutsche Bundespost presented here their stamps on the 150th death anniversary of Goethe’s. Ten years later the subject of service robots on the fairgrounds had arrived. If also very critical and accompanied by the concern of the time serial about the future of caring nurses.

 

And today? Today, the once awkward, equipped with wide tilting gripper arms robots have learned to fly. And they are so easy to control that they can fly even inside fair or at home.  All is possible with the floating ball, the Festo automation specialist presented this year in Hannover.
GPS and two cameras provide for orientation of the flying Butler

The new flying object named “FreeMotionHandling” consists of an ultra light carbon ring with eight fully distributed mini-screws. A rotating helium ball, a gripper is mounted at the bottom sits in the middle of the ring.

The flying object can “autonomously maneuver in all directions, independently record items and submit at a suitable place”, the developers say. Possible, that will provide a special indoor GPS, which allows the orientation in the larger room, and two cameras that serve the target detection at close range and at the same time also that the ball can react on obstacles in the vicinity.

“Man and ball can therefore at any time easily and securely with one another interact, what opens up entirely new perspectives for the work space of the future”, Festo says. The ball could serve the people as a flying assistance system, whether when working overhead, hudsonsoft giddier height or as a supplier in hard to reach spaces.

Transport by closed surfaces

Imagine you could be this beautiful invention as a personal Butler, who brings drinks by the pool. Whether he ever but is a series product in this or similar form, written in the stars. Manufacturer Festo is at least known to attract his booth with spectacular spectacles.

In the past year, Festo presented a robot army from artificial ants, 2014 was a hopping robot kangaroo. Three years ago, Festo impressed even Russian President Wladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on exhibition tour with a flying robot Dragonfly.

Other new products from Festo are also spectacular – if not quite as catchy and clear. The nearly 100-year-old family business from Esslingen am Neckar so this year also shows how objects through walls can go. Under the title “SupraMotion”, Festo presents three new techniques, including the “SupraJunction” that would allow “non-contact transportation of objects through closed surfaces over and locks through”. How exactly you look at better spot.

Much grippier there already is “3D Cocooner”, which weaves delicate fabric from a glass fibre thread like a caterpillar. At the same time, fibres coming from the spinneret be laminated with resin that hardens under Ultraviolet light.

So you can build complex lightweight structures. This procedure according to Festo has the advantage that the structures will have to be rebuilt not layers on a surface but can occur freely in the room over the 3D printing. The good old Hanover Trade fair: The name exudes so powerful innovation and globality. in 1982, as the German Post presented here their stamps to the 150th death anniversary of Goethe’s actually. Ten years later, the subject of service robots arrived on the fairgrounds.

Today, once awkward, equipped with wide tilting gripper arms robots have learned to fly. And they are so easy that they can fly even in the Hall. Or at home. Or outside? All is possible with the floating ball, the Festo automation specialist presented this year in Hannover.

GPS and two cameras provide for orientation of the flying Butler

The new flying object named “FreeMotionHandling” consists of an ultra light carbon ring with eight fully distributed mini-screws. A rotating helium ball, a gripper is mounted at the bottom sits in the middle of the ring.

The flying object can “autonomously maneuver in all directions, independently record items and submit at a suitable place”, the developers say. Possible, that will provide a special indoor GPS, which allows the orientation in the larger room, and two cameras that serve the target detection at close range and at the same time also that the ball can react on obstacles in the vicinity.

“Man and ball can therefore at any time easily and securely with one another interact, what opens up entirely new perspectives for the work space of the future”, Festo says. The ball could serve the people as a flying assistance system, whether when working overhead, hudsonsoft giddier height or as a supplier in hard to reach spaces.

Transport by closed surfaces

Imagine you could be this beautiful invention as a personal Butler, who brings drinks by the pool. Whether he ever but is a series product in this or similar form, written in the stars. Manufacturer Festo is at least known to attract his booth with spectacular spectacles.

In the past year, Festo presented a robot army from artificial ants, 2014 was a hopping robot kangaroo. Three years ago, Festo impressed even Russian President Wladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on exhibition tour with a flying robot Dragonfly.

Other new products from Festo are also spectacular. If not quite as catchy and clear. The nearly 100-year-old business family from Esslingen this year shows how objects can go through walls. Under the title “SupraMotion”, Festo presents three new techniques, including the “SupraJunction” that would allow “non-contact transportation of objects through closed surfaces over and locks through”.