Kojiro anthropomimetic robot struts his stuff

Kojiro anthropomimetic robot struts his stuff

Postby adam.klaptocz on 12 Mar 2010, 10:56

Researchers at the University of Tokyo's JSK Robotics Laboratory have created an anthropomimetic robot. The humanoid called "Kojiro" uses cables attached to specific locations on the body, simulating how human muscles and tendons contract and relax, with the goal of making the robot lighter and more agile. Unlike previous anthropomimetic robots, Kojiro also has a flexible spine and incorporates about 100 muscles resulting in some 60 degrees of freedom. With its hardware nearing completion, the researchers now focus on developing suitable control algorithms for its non-linear dynamics using an iterative learning process.



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