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Joseph Ogando, Senior Editor The BMX events at the upcoming Summer Olympics promise to get off to a good start — literally. These races will use a new starting gate with pneumatics and controls that not only drop the gate on cue but also make sure it won't drop on any riders. E-mail me with thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.About Me Technologies in Motion Blog Rapid Prototyping Blog Stay connected:Motion Control RSS News Feed Welcome, Speed-Obsessed Engineers Visit our new blog Rapid Prototyping: From Art to Part for news about technologies you turn to when time isn't on your side — rapid prototyping machines, tooling and manufacturing. Read More
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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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