Inspired by nature, researchers have created a robotic kangaroo that can jump 40 centimeters high and 80 centimeters forward in one leap. By storing energy on each landing and applying it to the next jump, real kangaroos demonstrate incredible energy efficiency, Wired UK reports. Interested in creating a robot with the same principles, Festo’s Bionic Learning Network spent 2 years analyzing the marsupial and recreating its movements. See the results for yourself in the video above.
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