BowGo, Super Pogo Power
Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute has developed a pogo stick that bounces higher, farther and more efficiently than the ones out now. BowGo is a variation on the Bow Leg that is being developed for running robots. The stick gets its ability to jump from a fiber-reinforced composite bow that uses up to 5 times the springiness as its steel counterpoint. They plan to debut their new toy in the next Pogopalooza held in Pittsburgh, but don't look for it to be on the market any time soon.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 25, 2009 9:10 AM