BionicKangaroo, A Robot That Mimics the Unique Movement a Kangaroo Uses to Save Energy

BionicKangaroo is a robot from German engineering company Festo that mimics the unique movement of kangaroos to save energy. The robot uses a combination of pneumatic and electrical drive technology to function, and can be instructed via gestures thanks to an armband device.

The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour.

BionicKangaroo
Breakdown

BionicKangaroo Standing
Standing

BionicKangaroo Jumping
Jumping

BionicKangaroo Landing
Landing

images via Festo

Written by Rollin Bishop

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