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Video: BionicKangaroo Mimics the Real Thing

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Daniyal_Ali
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Re: Simply amazing
Daniyal_Ali   4/20/2014 6:57:26 AM
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This is truly amazing Ann. A perfect example of combining pneumatics and electrical drive. The details of the robot are also astounding and the most important thing is how precisely they have handled the stability. Perhaps increasing the yield of the energy being stored by the BionicKangaroo could result in utilizing that energy for other means apart from using it for the next jump.

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naperlou   4/18/2014 1:02:46 PM
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Ann, when you mentioned that the bionic kangaroo recovered energy from a jump, I immediatly thought that is a difference from nature right there.  Then I find out that real kangas do that as well.  Very interesting.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Simply amazing
Ann R. Thryft   4/18/2014 12:35:11 PM
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Jim, thanks for the enthusiastic response. Festo's bionic robots absolutely blow me away and I'm glad that response is shared by others. And you're right, Festo doesn't do it just for kicks--these animal-like robots are proofs of concept for combining various abilities and technologies with an eye to their eventual use in industrial settings.

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Simply amazing
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   4/18/2014 12:02:41 PM
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Jaw-dropping amazement.  The ergonomic observation team at FESTO gets my Kudos.  To be able to simply observe the grand designs of nature and emulate them mechanically is just amazing.  I think some people might say, "OK, cool, but what's the point-?"  But I see the pure developmental process as the point;  that we may take future automations to levels never before imagined.  Fantastic feat by FESTO,,,,again!

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