BionicOpter dragonfly is the largest robotic insect
The Guinness World Records have included in their new publication a new category within their robot and have recognized the BionicOpter dragonfly-shaped device as the world's largest flying robotic insect
BionicOpter is a bionic robot developed by the German automation provider Festo and is inspired by the flight of the dragonfly. Through its wing-beating structure, it can fly in all directions, as well as rise in line like a helicopter, or fly and glide horizontally like a glider.
In a statement from the company, the Head of Corporate Bionic Projects, Karoline von Häfen, said: “It is fascinating what we can learn from nature. Curiosity and joy keep trying new stuff”.
The artificial dragonfly of Festo can be controlled through a smartphone and has a wingspan of 63 centimeters and a body length of 44, while its weight is only 175 grams.
The structure of the wings consists of a carbon fiber frame and a sheet lining. In addition, with its intelligent kinematics it balances flight variations and guarantees stable planning both indoors and outdoors.