“As an innovation leader for automation technology, Festo is always on the lookout for new or not yet widespread movement patterns and drive concepts. One source for new knowledge and future technologies here is nature.” – Festo
As of now the BionicKangaroo is completely automated and can also be guided using Thalmic’s gesture control armband Myo. As this bionic creature reaches the point so that it not only follows what its programming dictates but learns from it, will it start to write its own programming and guide itself without the help of humans? Will we be able to “resurrect” currently extinct animals by designing bionic replicas and release them into the wild? Better yet, are we the next animal that’ll be replicated for bionic replacements?