I don't understand why we are trying to use batteries to store electrical power when they are potentially environmentally hazardous, use materials not readily available in some cases, are not well developed and are limited life devices. It appears to me that flywheels would be a much simpler solution, are well understood, life times could be virtually unlimited, and development would continue on them as well. But most important, they could be ready now.
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.