Bionic Kangaroo

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Biomimicry is a term that describes the use of natural and biological information toward advances in the industry of robotics. Shown here are mechanical animal models that are helping German industrial control and automation company Festo gather information as to the movement and energy expenditure of animals. In this case, the focus is on the kangaroo, from which there is much to be learned with regard to the biomechanics of jumping. 


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