Kangaroo Bot

Energy-efficient jump kinematics based on a natural model:

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.

Festo paid particular attention to the mobile energy supply on the artificial kangaroo. For this purpose, the team even developed two different concepts -- one with an integrated compressor and one with a mobile high-pressure storage device.

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4 Responses:

  1. Anonymous says:

    The glowing red anus LED is a nice touch.

  2. phuzz says:

    Interesting that it's not tethered, I wonder how long the batteries last?