April 12, 2012

New Robot Has 'Muscles' and 'Tendons'

Mark Wilson, Fast Company

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Robots being part of our daily lives seems less of a question of “if” than “when.” Yet there’s no consensus on how they’ll look or work. Will they be Asimovian metal bipeds or something we haven’t even imagined?

Researcher Owen Holland from the University of Belgrade’s ETF robotics department has a vision of the robot future that’s equal parts grotesque and convincing. His vision (built by Rob Knight of The Robot Studio), ECCERobot, is a robot built with the body of a human.

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