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Kangaroo Bot Hops With Extreme Efficiency

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t.alex
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balancing
t.alex   4/11/2014 7:14:48 PM
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The way it is balancing after a jumping is pretty interesting. I am not sure if the tail play an important role here..

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Re: balancing
Ariella   4/13/2014 10:31:45 PM
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@tt.alex that would constitute a question of physics or design. It's possible that it does help it balance -- just like tails do for real animals. Or it may just be there to establish its resemblance to a real kangaroo. 

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Re: balancing
t.alex   4/17/2014 10:02:07 AM
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Ariella, 

I think if the tail has some much weight, it definitely contributes to the balancing technique.

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Gesture control
Jacob   4/14/2014 1:12:35 PM
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"The weight distribution in the hips is controlled by electric motors, as you can see in the video. You may also notice that the control scheme is fairly unique. The robot is controlled via a wireless arm-band worn by the operator. Unfortunately, there are no details on how the gesture control system works."

Caleb, gesture control is a comperatively new technology and more outcomes are yet to come.

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Re: Gesture control
Ariella   4/17/2014 10:21:27 AM
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@Jacob gesture control allows for really fine gestures, like slight movements of the hand? 

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Jacob   4/21/2014 12:42:29 AM
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"gesture control allows for really fine gestures, like slight movements of the hand? "

Ariella, it allows all kinds of similar movements in all directions.

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Learning for real world
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/18/2014 12:19:26 AM
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I think that it's fascinating how this is designed based on what happens in the real world. Does anybody have other examples where we learn and design from the real world?

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Jacob   4/24/2014 2:44:22 AM
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"The robot kangaroo is going to save China."

Rich, why only to China. It can be anywhere



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