Bionic Kangaroo Hops Into the Future of Robotics
Weighing just over 15 pounds and standing 39 inches tall, the robot has the ability to jump forward at lengths of about two-and-a-half feet and has a vertical leap of a about one-and-a-half feet.
The Bionic Kangaroo has two motors for the hips; one motor for the tail and, instead of a pouch, the robot’s stomach area contains a pressure accumulator. The robot’s movements can be controlled through a user’s wireless armband. Using various arm motions, the wearer can direct the Bionic Kangaroo to hop forward or turn in small circles to change its direction.
This time last year, the company took the wraps off a flying robot called the BionicOpter, a tiny drone with the appearance and hovering movements of a real dragonfly.