Thanks for posting this! I know it is from last year's NI Week, but I only noticed it now on Design News. I spent the 1990's in Optical Sensing, developing new optical diagnostics that used lasers, LEDs and fiber optics as illumination sources. I'm delighted to see NI has moved these techniques out of the research lab and into commercial equipment. The number and type of Optical Diagnostics was increasing fast 20 years ago. I can only expect that we will see more on the way.
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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