Copying human anatomy

Robot with bones moves like you do
“Their project, the Eccerobot, has been designed to duplicate the way human bones, muscles and tendons work and are linked together. The plastic bones copy biological shapes and are moved by kite-line that is tough like tendons, while elastic cords mimic the bounce of muscle. Mimicking human anatomy is no shortcut to success, though, as even simple human actions like raising an arm involve a complex series of movements from many of the robot’s bones, muscles and tendons. However, the team is convinced that solving these problems will enable the construction of a machine that interacts with its environment in a more human manner.”
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New Scientist

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