Yes, strategic legislation can provide a 'boost' for the European pump market. Europe is particularly good at this tactic. While it does help the environment in the long term, it also erects a mild trade barrier for non-European pumps that don't comply with this directive. RoHS is a similar directive that reduces the incoming flow of imported products into Europe.
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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