Humanoid Does Push Ups and Sit ups

KengoroThe robot calledĀ Kengoro can do push ups. Created by researchers from the University of Tokyo, Kengoro is a little different from most robots.

Instead of using gearboxes, Gengoro uses actuators that pull on wires to mimic muscles. To combat the actuators getting hot, the robot has a cooling system that releases water vapor or “sweat” to cool down the actuators. This results in a robot thatĀ  much more closely resembles human anatomy than other more rigid robots.

Kengoro graces the cover of Science Robotics this month.


Link via Wired

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