A robot with the movements of a human being
The robot was built at the University of Tokyo. The makers made sure that he looked like a human being as much as possible. He has a skeleton, muscles and even a kind of nervous system. The researchers claim that these two robots, called Kenshiro and Kengoro, are the most anatomically correct robots to date. That may well be true.
Muscles, joints and spine
The researchers from Tokyo had a good reason to try this: they want to use the robots for research into how the human body moves. They have realistically functioning limbs, a ribcage, abdominal muscles, a spine and even moving toes that they use to stand stable upright. These humanoid robots are particularly interesting for research into the human body. Think for example of measuring the most efficient movements for athletes