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Geometric Floating Machine Flies By Flipping Inside-Out

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This is the Festo SmartInversion, a "helium-filled geometric band" that propels itself by constantly flipping inside-out. You'll just have to watch the video of a real-life demonstration to understand. Even Optimus Prime couldn't explain what's going on and he's like the king of all Transformers.

Hit the jump for the dammit, enough with the fancy video cuts, I just wanna see the thing fly, okay?

Thanks to Richard and cursory, who have both gone over the bar on a swingset before and surprisingly didn't turn inside out. They did puke up a lot of Sunny D into the mulch though.

There are Comments.
  • God that video was irritating. Just show the fucker. Dammit!

  • what are they trying to say here?  is this supposed to be the future of flight? or is this the future of porn soundtracks??

  • This_Update_Sucks

    This is what balloons watch when they masturbate.

  • Justice Law

    What are you talking about?  That's what I watch when I maa....
    Wait a minute.
    Forget I said anything.

  • Pretty and all but the video was awful. I'm not even sure it moved around the room.

  • Slurm_Cola

    These aren't special, I used to make them with notebook paper all the time, and THOSE could tell you the future...

  • Donnie Duncanson

    So, essentially a high tech birthday balloon??? Pretty cool as a sculptural piece and it 'hangs' effortlessly... not sure about propelling itself - I didn't see any of that in the vid; just a git with a phone and a twat behind the camera - nice to see an art piece speak for itself without going all GoPro HD Hero - leave the choppy cuts for choppy sports and let the piece do it's own talking please...

  • CodeOwl

    Fucking a, never was a cooler idea more ruined by shitty demo video. I'm not even convinced the thing can fly as advertised because they refused to let you watch more than 2 seconds of it without going all iMovie.

  • Sh17C0que

     was pissed they kept doing that go slow then go fast camera trick

  • lam

    the music sound like that song with the line "white girls running through my mind"

  • chris

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a triangle?

  • Azariel_z

    I was so fired up, until i saw the guy using an I-phone as a controller. ..

    I don't want to live in this world anymore...

  • Screensavers, coming soon to real life.

  • MorningPanda

    But can we fuck it?

  • the most important questions are also the simplest.

  • zakany

    Jellyfish and butterflies move with more sense of purpose than this damn thing.

  • Azariel_z

    U jelly?

  • Girgear

    For some reason this video makes me feel hungry.

  • You guys realize that this is just a concept, right?

  • Rick_McRockock

     Yes... a concept they built and is on display actually doing what it shows in the video.  Not sure what your point is.

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