Balloon flies by flipping itself inside out

German automation technology company Festo has created one of the weirdest flying objects ever seen: a helium-filled balloon that propels itself by turining itself inside out.

Mechanical bird flies just like the real thing

Automation company Festo has created a biomechatronic bird that can take off, fly and land simply by flapping its wings, with no other drive mechanism.

'Elephant's trunk' could replace industrial robots

Looking to create a robotic arm that would be both strong and dexterous, German engineering company Festo has created a bionic elephant's trunk.