Robotic recreation of the Kangaroo form put together by Festo to demonstrate energy-efficient movement (this was initially announced on April the 1st, but turns out to be real) - video embedded below:
With the BionicKangaroo, Festo has technologically reproduced the unique way a kangaroo moves. Like its natural model, it can recover the energy when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump.
On the artificial kangaroo, Festo intelligently combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology to produce a highly dynamic system. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour. The system is controlled by gestures.
#followmeto by Murad Osmann
This wonderful series is created by Russian photographer Muras Osmann as he travels the world with his girlfriend, Nataly Zakharova, leading him by the hand. The series is on his Instagram page which is linked below and it’s well worth checking out to see all the exciting and exotic places his girlfriend has pulled him along to.