Bionic Wings: The Air Ray

The Festo Air Ray, crafted after the manta ray, is a remote-controlled bionic hybrid design consisting of a helium-filled ballonet and a beating wing drive. Its light weight enables it to “swim” in a sea of air in a similar fashion to the manta ray in water. It was developed around Festo's Fin Ray Effect technology. The Air Ray was quite a home gliding over the sea of visitors at the Hannover Exhibition and many other trade shows and events thereafter. This was one of quite a few projects where we provided unique event solutions to Festo.

  • Place: Hannover
  • Client: Festo AG & Co. KG