It's always a shame when quality is pushed way down the priority list over profit. I spent some time in Germany working at an engineering firm. I was really taken back by their focus on quality above everything else. It's no wonder BMWs and Mercedes are premium priced cars. They build their houses the same way. But I suppose in a country (USA) where everyone demands a premium-living lifestyle, a bit of greed must come into the equation in order to finance that lifestyle and unfortunately, quality must take the back seat.
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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