Somebody Built a Kangaroo Robot Because Why the Hell Not?

That somebody is German engineering firm Festo. The company, which has a history of turning to nature for inspiration, is also responsible for this mechanical seagull and these claw-tipped Doc Ock arms (which were modeled after an elephant's trunk). » 4/06/14 8:30am 4/06/14 8:30am

Robo-Kangaroos from the Terraformed Australian Outback

These robo-kangaroos have evolved to use language (they vocalize through the speakers near their throats), and carry tiny nuclear power generators on their backs. Plus, they've got stabilizing actuators on their legs so they can do long-distance hopping. And they look damn stylish with those fingerless gloves. So when … » 2/04/08 4:00pm 2/04/08 4:00pm