A team of scientists from five european countries are rapidly changing science fiction into science fact. Their mission: To design the first anthropomimetic (what a mouthful) robot. ECCEROBOT (Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot) is one of the latest creations made to mimic human movement.
ECCEROBOT utilizes plastic bones, kite line and elastics to realistically imitate human tissues, but it doesn’t stop there. This freakishly anatomical machine is being designed to cognitively interact with its environment. An endeavor that would make science fiction guru Issac Asimov proud.
Skeletal ECCEROBOT Moves Just Like Humans
By: TopDog - Published: Sep 21, 2009 • References: newscientist