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Their 15 project partners and over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings (robots usually have their motors in their joints, giving them that “robot” break-dance look), so it will move almost as elegantly as a human.
BTW, Roboy just accepted my friend request. That’s not something you see every day. —- Ed.
What's more, at a later point in the project Roboy will be covered with "soft skin", so that interacting with him becomes safer and more pleasant.
Service robots are machines that are, to a certain extent, able to execute services independently for the convenience of human beings. Since they share their "living space" with people, user- friendliness and safety, above all, are of great importance. This is why so-called "soft robotics" – the development of robots that are soft to the touch, soft in their interaction, soft and natural in their movements – will play an ever greater role in this field
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
Nothing on YouTube. Can't be real.