It's an IFO - indoor flying object

The ultra-light FreeMotionHandling indoor flying object of German automation technology company Festo drawing attention at the Hanover Fair in Germany on Monday. Festo has combined gripping and flying in a single future helium-filled concept object t
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The ultra-light FreeMotionHandling indoor flying object of German automation technology company Festo drawing attention at the Hanover Fair in Germany on Monday.

Festo has combined gripping and flying in a single future helium-filled concept object that can be manoeuvred freely like a drone in any direction.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 27, 2016, with the headline 'It's an IFO - indoor flying object'. Print Edition | Subscribe