Festo eMotionButterflies, Bionicopter to take flight at Robotics Summit



BOSTON — Festo Corp. will demonstrate its eMotionButterflies and Bionicopter robot dragonfly at the Robotics Summit & Expo. The company will show how its “active articulated torsion drive” can provide both lift and propulsion to a winged robot without requiring an additional drive.

The Robotics Summit & Expo will be on June 5-6 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. It will offer numerous educational and networking opportunities for robotics developers.

Esslingen, Germany-based Festo has more than 21,000 employees worldwide and facilities in Billerica, Mass. It specializes in factory and process automation, including drives, grippers, materials handling products, motors, and control hardware and software. Festo is a family-owned company, and it also provides process automation for safety and programs for technical training and development.

Several of Festo’s innovative designs are inspired by biology and developed by its Bionic Learning Network, including robotics products based on an octopus tentacle, an elephant’s trunk, and bats.

Festo, which will be exhibiting at Booth 216 on the Robotics Summit & Expo show floor, will also be bringing its eMotionButterflies and Bionicopter robot dragonfly to BotMix, a fun reception after the first day of the conference that will include food and drinks, games, live music, and robot demonstrations.

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About the Robotics Summit & Expo

This global event is produced by WTWH Media LLC, the parent organization of The Robot Report, and it features keynotes by technology leaders, sessions and panels in four tracks, and 70+ exhibitors. The conference and exposition are designed to help engineers learn about the latest tools to advance the state of commercial robotics products and services.

The Robotics Summit & Expo is co-located with the MassRobotics Robotics Engineering Career FairDeviceTalks Boston, and the Future of Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering workshop. In addition, Amazon Web Services is offering its free AWS RoboMaker Immersion Day on June 4 leading into the summit.

Register now to attend the Robotics Summit & Expo, and discounts are available to academics and association members.