Robotic AquaPenguin

By Chief Robot. Filed in Animals, Robot News, Science |
Tags: bionic learning network, penquin, robot
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penguinFesto has done it again. First they had the impressive Aquajelly and Airjelly robots and now they have the AquaPenguin.

The penguin, along with the Bionic Tripod, Fin Gripper and other items are part of Festo’s Bionic Learning Network.

The penguin travels at 5 km/h for 6-7 hours at a time. The PDF brochure states:

The bionic penguins are designed as autonomous underwater vehicles
(AUVs) that independently orient themselves and navigate
through the water basin and develop differentiated, variable behaviour
patterns in group operation.
The brochure goes on to give the following stats:

Overall length: 0.77 m
Dry chamber: 0.42 m
Max. torso diameter: 0.19 m
Wing span: 0.66 m
Weight in air: 9.6 kg
Check out the penguin in action in a video here.

As Festo likes to create water and air counterparts, check out the AirPenguin as well.

Link via (Engadget)

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