interphex). The organizers had amassed more than 800 exhibitors in Manhattan´s huge Javis Center I believe. The show was - as one exhibitor put it - "seasoned by science and fueled by curiosity".
My favorite robot was the Festo Aqua Jelly (festo.com) exhibited by the German company Festo. The device is "an artificial autonomous jellyfish in water, a self-controlling system which emulates swarming behaviour". Like their natural model, the AquaJellies glide elegantly and seemingly effortlessly through the water". According to their website "Festo is visualizing potential and ideas of how efficient systems in the field of water technology may look in the future".
levitronix) impressed me as well. They call themselves" the worldwide leader in magnetically levitated Bearingless Motor technology, specializing in supplying medical blood pumps to the medical community and ultra-pure fluid handling devices for Microelectronics, Life Science and Industrial applications". Above you can see a metal ball just trapped by magnetic powers - seemingly levitating freely in the air.
symex.de) & sensors by sensors by Crane (cranecpe).
A Glance Into A Spaceship?
Some areas of the huge exhibition looked like a glance into a spaceship.
Welcome to the new world of medicine!