Festo free R&D philosophy
Amazing what Festo has been able achieve with their "free" R&D work.
Jellyfish, Penguin, manta ray and most famously Smartbird.
Look around their website Festo
Smartbird, lightweight carbon fibre RC ornithopter, one of the first truly controllable ornitopthers. (good subject for a later blogpage)
Nice youtube movie of smartbird
The Festo Manta Ray floating around their atrium, nice!
Festo Air jelly movie
Festo elephant trunk manipulator
More large companies should invest in this way.
The corporate image will also be enhanced.
Who is next?