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A Bionic Kangaroo?

Birds do it, Too

Recovering, storing and releasing energy based on a natural model


Its jumping mechanism enables the kangaroo to increase its speed
without using more energy in doing so. With every bounce it can
store energy from the landing phase and use it again for the next
jump. The Achilles tendon assumes an important function here,
which is why it is particularly pronounced on the natural kangaroo.

Read the full company paper HERE

Video from Electronic Products

Robotics: Festo ExoHand (video)

from youtube

Published on Apr 19, 2012 by

The ExoHand from Festo — an active manual orthosis with sensitive fingers
The ExoHand from Festo is an exoskeleton that can be worn like a glove. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified; the operator’s hand movements are registered and transmitted to the robotic hand in real time.
Further Information: http://www.festo.com/en/exohand