Bouncy Baleka – UCT’s kickstart solution to robotic propulsion

Meet Baleka – she can’t speak like her namesake in Parliament, but she sure can jump. Baleka – from the Xhosa word for “running” – is a biped (two-legged robot) designed by a team of UCT engineering students to solve the motion problem of acceleration. Dr Amir Patel, team leader and senior lecturer in Mechatronics,…