Roboy | The Robot Toddler

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Posted December 31, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

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Every time I see a toddler I think “man couldn’t we make these things better?”

Well finally technology is catching up with us and now we can make robot kids. I wonder if they will still ask dumb questions.

I also wonder if they will kill us. Maybe it would be a more pleasant robot death.

“Awww look at this little gu………” dead.

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from gizmag.com

Roboy is based on the laboratory’s previous project, the humanoid, frighteningly cycloptic Eccerobot. Built out of plastic, Roboy is modeled on the human musculoskeletal system, but this mimicry goes beyond the aesthetic. Instead of motors in its joints, Roboy uses motor assemblies that pull elastic cables, so the system operates in a way similar to muscles and tendons. AI Lab claims that this will allow Roboy to move “almost as elegantly as a human.”

 

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The video below shows Roboy in action.

Source:  RoboyAI Lab

 

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Johnny2x

John created the HowsYourRobot.com just because he cares about each and everyone of you. He likes science, technology, movies, and music. He also likes long walks in the park but only at night and in most dangerous park he can find AND he discovered the internet while playing in his back yard as a child. Some of this is true and some of it is not.

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