On her tour of the Hannover Messe 2017 trade fair, Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the Festo Booth D11 in Hall 15 on 24th April 2017. The Chancellor was accompanied this year by Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Poland is the partner country of the Hannover Messe 2017. Festo is initiating the digitalisation of pneumatics with its breakthrough innovation Festo Motion Terminal, presented for the first time at the fair. Further highlights this year include the latest projects from the Bionic Learning Network: the BionicCobot, the BionicMotionRobot and the OctopusGripper.