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mrdon
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Re: Simply amazing
mrdon   5/19/2014 7:41:09 PM
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Cabe,

I agree. It seems Festo has the market on creating robotic animals. The movement in all of the robotic animals shown in the YouTube videos are spectacular. As I was watching the movement of these graceful machines, the engineering that went into them must have been in the thousands of man hours to design and build them. Very nice videos.

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Re: Simply amazing
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2014 3:31:37 AM
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I checked out the other videos Ann and I was blown away! The level of sophistication that have been engineered into them is incredible. The SmartBird was amazing and to see it in-flight was surreal. I can't wait to see what they come out with next.

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Re: Simply amazing
mrdon   5/14/2014 1:53:56 PM
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Ann

I most definitely will. Thanks so much.

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Re: Simply amazing
Ann R. Thryft   5/14/2014 12:37:00 PM
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mrdon, that's great. Please contact Rich directly.

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Re: Simply amazing
mrdon   5/14/2014 11:29:46 AM
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Ann

Yes, I would be interested in writing one on the IoTH project. Thanks for the link.

 

 

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Re : Video: BionicKangaroo Mimics the Real Thing
AnandY   4/26/2014 5:35:13 AM
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It is unbelievable; the level of technology and engineering put in the development of this BionicKangaroo is marvelous. After watching Festo's video am left surprised, and if you want to know what am talking about then have a look at the video. The way it balance while jumping is just extraordinary. I think coordinating balance and motion is not that easy but Festo engineers made it a success. Good work guys and keep it on.

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Re: Simply amazing
Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2014 3:50:39 PM
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Cabe, aren't they amazing? If you haven't already, check out Festo's videos for the other bionic critters, which have similar ROM in complex designs. Here are links to a few:

SmartBird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnR8fDW3Ilo

AirPenguin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGgl5VH5go

AquaPenguin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8tfES8gImc

AquaJelly and others https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p9X0RzxngE

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Re: Simply amazing
Cabe Atwell   4/23/2014 3:43:45 PM
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The level of engineering that went into the BionicKangaroo is absolutely astounding! It almost has a natural range of motion as well, which is incredibly difficult to recreate even for robotic snakes. My hats off to the engineers at Festo. Great work!

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Re: Simply amazing
Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2014 12:18:32 PM
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mrdon, that's good to hear. Our brand director Rich Nass handles guest blogs. If you're interested in writing one about the IoTH project, please contact him by clicking on the link in his name on this page:
http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=231129
I will let him know of our discussion.

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Re: Simply amazing
mrdon   4/22/2014 9:46:02 PM
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Ann

This IoTH project I'm undertaking has no project constraints or disclosures, therefore I will be able to blog about the topic for Design News.

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