Festo is a German industrial control and automation company that has released a host of breathtaking videos of pneumatic air-animals in recent years. I can’t really see a functional use for these amazing robotic creatures…, but hopefully Festo can find one so that I can see these with my own eyes. I would buy one right now if the price were right.
Make sure to check out the Festo-Smartbird too:
and several other animals: