I applaud Santos and their progress with biomechanically accurate modeling and simulation of (physics-based) human activities. Wow!
The biggest improvement, in my book, is the creation of a tool that saves an incredible amount of time (and therefore cost). And by predicting motion, you don't have to bring humans in.
Human testers and the medical costs that go along with botched empirical testing (...sorry about your back, man) will be seriously reduced since you will be able to zero in on what is optimal before giving it to a real person to try out.
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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