Here’s that video of Evologics’ robotic mechanical ray that I talked about earlier (design inspired by Nature). In the video, the creature is remote-controlled. Festo presents the “fin ray effect” in this PDF file showing how they adapted the concept to an automated task. You can see their aerial version below:
Samuel Bouchard is President of Robotiq, a fast growing robotics company based out of Quebec City, Canada, that he co-founded in 2008. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a bachelor in Engineering Physics from Laval University. He is also a regular speaker at international events on robotics technology and business.