A really interesting case of good detective work. Chris' comments regarding the lack of "tribal knowledge" because so many of the engineers had moved on really struck me. That's a problem we will be seeing much more as baby boomer engineers continue to exit the work force. Obviously, there were flaws with this bus design, but the issue of capturing, storing, and disseminating domain expertise and so-called tribal engineering knowledge is going to be critical for companies going forward. And it's not just for future product development, but for continued maintenance and support.
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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