©naftemporiki.gr Humanoid robot that “sports” and “sweats”
A team of Japanese specialists in robotics has built a new “human-like mimetic to man” that has a boy’s musculoskeletal complexity: The so-called “Kengoro” is able to display his “human” abilities through a series of exercises, including bends and sit-ups.
As the New Atlas says, the JSK lab at the University of Tokyo has been developing man-made robots of this type for years. “Kengoro” is the most advanced version of a robot series that began in 2001 with a robot named “Kent”. The goal is to develop a robot that acts as an exact analogue / copy of the human body, opening the way for a range of applications, from better “crash dummies” (dolls used in car-crash simulations to research on car safety) studies on muscles for sports.
“Kengoro” is the most complex robot of his “family” so far, but his most interesting feature is his artificial sweating system, which mimics how a man is sweating: However, it has a functional purpose to prevent its overheating through water circulation in its skeletal frame and the exhaustion of steam from small holes.
The robot has been tested in a number of human movements that correspond to gymnastics, and, as New Atlas notes, although it does not have the impressive capabilities of other robots (such as Boston Dynamics robot’s impressive backward somersault ), is the “human” element of his movements that makes it causes sensation.
The research was published in Science Robotics.
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