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Humanoid robot flexes its 160 muscles for creepy realism (W/Video)

For storage in ‘Robots Replacing Humans’ Archive . . . EDITOR

from NBC News

Posted by Devin Coldewey , NBC News

Robots that look like people are nothing new, but not all of them truly aim to imitate the human body. The Kenshiro robot, an ongoing project at the University of Tokyo, aims to simulate a person right down the muscles and bones.

Kenshiro is the latest in a series that started with Kenta, a robot made to imitate, in simplified form, most of the human body’s musculature. A quasi-futuristic shell and staring eyes gave it a slightly nightmarish appearance, but the robot itself was groundbreaking. With about 100 cables and motors, it simulated dozens of muscle structures. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube

Robot Copies Your Muscles and Bones

Published on Dec 10, 2012

Meet Kenshiro, developed by Japanese researchers as a bio-inspired humanoid robot.

Mars: Curiosity flexes its arm (w/video)

Photo: Curiosity’s workbench where samples collected by the arm are analyzed (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech) SOURCE GizMag.com

from GizMag.com


September 6, 2012

On Wednesday, NASA’s unmanned Mars rover Curiosity passed another milestone. Having traversed 358 feet (109 m), the 4X4-sized, nuclear-powered explorer is one-quarter of the way from Bradbury landing to it’s first major destination, Glenelg. Now that Curiosity’s mobility system has had the bugs shaken out of it, it’s the arm’s turn to take center stage. Curiosity will spend the next six to ten days testing its seven-foot (2.1 m) arm and the set of tools that make up its “hand.” . . . Read Complete Report w/ slide show

from youtube

Mars Curiosity Rover FULL ANIMATION

Published on Aug 5, 2012 by 

This is the Full Animation of the Mars Curiosity Rover :).