What is Festo?

Festo is a global leader in automation technology and the world market leader in industrial training and education. Festo’s pneumatic and electric drive technology stands for innovation in industrial and process automation – from individual products to ready-to-install solutions. Festo works to improve customer productivity through close, long-term partnerships. With more than 300,000 customers globally in more than 200 industry sectors and 16,800 employees worldwide in 61 companies, Festo’s sales in 2014 were 2.34 billion euros. This year, the third generation, family-owned company celebrates the 90th anniversary of the company’s founding, and 43 years in the US.

Why does Festo engineer their Bionic Animals?

Festo developed its Bionic Learning Network to design and engineer lifelike animals through automation technology. These bionic animals are built using principles from nature, which can be recreated to provide inspiration for automation applications, industrial practice and technological innovation.

Who can attend events?

The City of Mason and Festo will invite students in the region to join them for these events and offer live streaming for those who wish to watch the demonstrations. After the week is complete, all of the live streaming videos will be posted for viewing. See the live streaming schedule here.