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Collaboration requires engineers to share and validate design ideas and effectively sharing ideas requires design tool integration. This dilemma has kept most machine builders away from following the mechatronics’ design approach. Full Story Robots Conquer New Frontiers
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Festo's BionicKangaroo combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology, plus very precise controls and condition monitoring. Like a real kangaroo, the BionicKangaroo robot harvests the kinetic energy of each takeoff and immediately uses it to power the next jump.
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PowerStream is deploying the microgrid at its headquarters to demonstrate how people can generate and distribute their own energy and make their homes and businesses more sustainable through renewables.
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