What an unusual model for building a vehicle. You get a designer car. I can't wait to hear how the traditional design folks break this down. I would imagine the proof of value will be in whether this model produces useful innovation and cost benefits. I would guess this model would work best when producing a vehicle tailored for unique use (as with defense, as you mentioned). I can't imagine this model could match the economic advantages of mass production.
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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