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Bionics

 

This is not about the 500 000v ZapGun's stun gun, not the K.Dick's The Zap Gun novel, nor the Manchester / London based band Zapgun, neither the software and games developers Zapgun.com but die amtliche Splog von ZapGun.pt

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Fundada em 1925 na Alemanha, a Festo é, agora, uma grande empresa multinacional que produz, essencialmente, automatismos pneumáticos para aplicações industriais. Através do programa "Bionic Learning Network" que a Festo estabeleceu através de protocolos com algumas das melhores universidades e institutos tecnológicos encontramos um surpreendente habitat compartilhado por medusas e pinguins voadores, paredes que reagem apaixonadamente ao ambiente ou peças de "Lego" programáveis para criar um amigo biómecânico.
Vale a pena (e a Portunhos) visitar a página do "Bionic Learning Network" ou o canal FestoHQ no YouTube para constatar essas e outras coisas.

Este post adquire maior relevância porque nos foi indicado pelo pai do ciberespaço William Gibsom.

Ratz was tending bar, his prosthetic arm jerking monotonously as he filled a tray of glasses with draft Kirin. He saw Case and smiled, his teeth a webwork of East European steel an brown decay.
in Neuromancer, a novel by William Gibson, 1984

With it's headquarters in Esslinggen, Germany, Festo is an innovative control and automation devices company. Founded in 1925, the core business of this, now, international company is selling pneumatic and electric products to the industry. But what brings us here is not the €1.7 billion revenue of the company's last year but their wonderful experimental bionic mechanisms like water or air penguins and jellyfishes, AI cubes and interactive walls.
All this and more must be seen through the Bionic Learning Network (here and here), a program that Festo co-operate with universities, institutes and development companies in order to establish our future as described on some good Sci-Fi.

The Festo bionic's solutions relevance is magnified by ZG because they arrived via our beloved William Gibson.

Odile's robot was made of Lego, white Lego exclusively, with some odd number of black-tired white plastic wheels underneath, and what she assumed were solar power cells screwed across its back. She could hear it moving patiently, however randomly, across the carpet of her room. Could you buy white-only Lego? It looked right at home here, where lots of things were white. Nice contrast with the Aegean-blue table legs.
in Spook Country, a novel by William Gibson, 2007

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