Elbaite Tourmaline - Paprok, Afghanistan
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.
"Do I trust Mankind to save itself? That’s what Eliza was asking. The truth is, I don’t know. After everything I’ve seen, all the fighting, and the chaos around me. I only know what I want to believe…" - Adam Jensen
1. Charles Whitman
2. Prima Materia
4. Dinner Party
The artists over at Pictoplasma academy are producing some pretty amazing stuff.
Thought-by Aram vardazaryan