The Festo SmartInversion: A Machine That Moves Through the Air by Turning Itself Inside Out


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Festo, the awesome company behind some of the most amazing robots we’ve ever seen, has recently released a video featuring their new flying machine: the Festo SmartInversion.

SmartInversion is a helium-filled flying object that moves through the air by turning inside-out. This constant, rhythmically pulsating movement is known as inversion and gives the flight model its name. With the intelligent combination of extreme lightweight construction, electric drive units and control and regulation technology, inversion kinematics can be indefinitely maintained to produce motion through the air.

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3 Responses to The Festo SmartInversion: A Machine That Moves Through the Air by Turning Itself Inside Out

  1. Okay. It's poetic and fun to watch….

    But are there any practical applications? Or is it just cutesy?