Baby Terminator!

Osaka University’s Hosoda Lab is presenting Pneuborn-7II and Pneuborn-13, two musculoskeletal infant robots, at ICRA 2011.   Their names play on the pneumatic muscles used as actuators throughout their bodies, which can contract approximately 25% when compressed air is supplied.  This type of actuator uses soft flexible materials, allowing the robots to interact with their environment, sometimes for several hours at a time, without risking mechanical damage or overheating.

Pneuborn-13-01

Hosoda Lab has not yet published videos of these robots on their website.

Via Plastic Pals

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