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Now, let’s cross over to Switzerland, where a group of scientists has just made an important announcement of their own…
Meet Roboy… The “Human” Robot
As technology advances, we’re seeing a growing shift towards automation.
For example, it’s well known that thousands of manufacturing tasks in factories are already automated.
But the trend is also gaining more presence in our everyday lives. Like home automation – the ability to perform functions remotely, such as controlling your thermostat and setting the security alarm.
Now, Swiss scientists are kicking automation up a notch with a high-tech robot.
It’s called Roboy, and it was created by scientists at the University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Understand that this isn’t just another robot, though. It’s a “humanoid” invention that was modeled after humans in both design and movement.
Professor Rolf Pfeifer says the difference is in tendon-driven technology: “Traditionally, most robots have motors in their joints. But humans don’t. Humans have bones, joints, muscles and tendons, so this is also called a tendon-driven robot.”
To see how Roboy moves more like a human, check out the video below.
Roboy can even recognize faces, and the aim is to bring the robot to life by having it work in a variety of areas where it can collaborate with people, not replace them.
Of course, the scientists foresee it being used for industrial applications. But it can also be used in the home to assist elderly people with everyday tasks.
As Pfeifer adds, “It can be used in a household environment, or in a manufacturing environment… providing technology that will help people to be autonomous for as long as possible.”
With financial help from private companies, research facilities and public money from crowdfunding, the team will officially unveil Roboy at a Zurich robotics event in March.