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Future Factory Pickup and Delivery?

Posted June 09, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Germany-based Festo has developed a "FreeMotionHandling" system that grips objects in a production facility and then flies them to their intended destinations. The drone incorporates a rotating helium ball ringed by propellers. The ball holds a gripping element featuring an ultra-thin film filled with helium. Once an object is drawn into the gripper, pressure in the helium-filled sleeve causes it to extend out again to dispense the object.


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Re: Future Factory Pickup and Delivery?

06/09/2016 1:15 AM

Here's one for people....

Only works in a 10 mile trip.....

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