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Engineers build bionic kangaroo in Germany

9 April 2014 Last updated at 15:31 BST

Engineers have designed and built a bionic kangaroo which is able to jump 40cm in the air then land again.

A team of German engineers have designed the animal inspired robot which is about 1 metre tall.

It has the technology to jump, then recover its balance and have enough energy ready for the next jump.

The robot has been made to excite and inspire more young engineers to look into what we can learn from animals in the future.

In the clip above Elias Knubben, who helped design the kangaroo, explains the difficulties of building the robot.