Reduction of the weight of automotive wiring is critical. Today, the average vehicle has 70-80 lbs of wiring on board. Many vehicles have more than that. And with some vehicles now incorporating more than 100 microcontrollers, the amount of wiring is going to continue to increase. At some point, the auto industry will hit a limit, though. It can't just keep adding wires.
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.