Federal Chancellor Merkel: “I had also considered studying bionics…”
[...] The booths Merkel saw left her “very”, and occasionally “extremely” interested. While looking at the “Fingripper” at Festo, which was inspired by penguins, she commented: “I had also considered studying bionics, but chose to pursue physics” (bionics is taking examples from nature to improve technology). Merkel then playfully reached out to grab the fin of a near flying penguin. The Festo employees’ hearts skipped a beat, but their concern was unjustified. The penguin continued flying unscathed. [...] Neue Presse