German scientists make a bouncing Bionic Kangaroo

German scientists make a bouncing Bionic Kangaroo


The German company Festo, an industrial automation company located in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany has developed a Bionic Kangaroo to prove to prospective engineering the power of Biomimetrics.

According to Festo’s site, the BionicKangaroo 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.

Soure: Festo Site

The robot weighs just 7 kilograms, stands 1 metre high, and each leap can lift it 40 centimetres into the air and propel it 80 centimetres forward. It is controlled by an armband that lets someone direct it with the wave of an arm.

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