Festo’s Bionic Handling Assistant inspired by an elephant’s trunk

Date:20 December 2010 Tags:

Biological principles often provide the impetus for technology that may be transferred to industrial applications – such as the Bionic Handling Assistant. In this case, the idea was inspired by an elephant’s trunk. In this video, catch Festo’s Bionic Handling Assistant in action and find out how this “high-tech helper” was constructed…

We introduce more innovation that explore technological boundaries and reaffirm our faith in human ingenuity in the January 2011 issue of Popular Mechanics. [click here]

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