Some clean versions of the pages that just went up on Newsrama. Windblade #1 comes out in two days!
Robotic recreation of the Kangaroo form put together by Festo to demonstrate energy-efficient movement (this was initially announced on April the 1st, but turns out to be real) - video embedded below:
With the BionicKangaroo, Festo 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.
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.
Day Eleven: Mashups
Combined medieval and science fiction :)
»» Aaaa what a cutie! <3
I love these. I’ve been posting so much “serious” art that I forgot how great simplicity can be. Style is a great thing.
»» Hellooooo nurse
Last month, DARPA’s Robotics Challenge brought 16 teams and their robots to Homestead, Fla., to compete for funding to continue their work on disaster-response robots.
Drawing while riding through Nebraska. I have no clue what I’m doing… A shrimp-lobster based idea.
»» Lovely stuff!
Robot meets other robot…
“I must say that your face sounds familiar…”
I’ll stop the world and smelt with you