The Georgia Institute of Technology says a computer vision system that monitors the movements of honeybees could help in the development of biologically-based robots and computer systems. Formulation of biological behavioral models could help in the creation of robots that can be used by law enforcement agencies by interacting with humans in crowds. To find out more information, visit the George Tech BORG Lab's website at http://borg.cc.gatech.edu.
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.
Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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