The pogo stick – once simply a child’s toy – has evolved into high-performance equipment with an array of possibilities. Arguably the most extreme of these new sticks is the “BowGo” developed at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute by project scientist Ben Brown.

Pogo athletes from around the world are in Pittsburgh this week for the annual Pogopalooza. But it’s not all fun and games. The technology being advanced through BowGo could be used to build running – and hopping – robots that cover long distances and rough terrain, accomplishing sometimes life-saving tasks.

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Pittsburgh Patent Lawyer said...

The technology related to this in U.S. Patent Nos. 6,558,297 and 7,270,589 is very impressive. It also looks like a lot of fun.