The Japanese built the skeleton robot, equipped with a mechanical “muscles” of the pneumatic fiber, almost perfectly imitating the work of human muscles.
A team of Japanese inventors created a robotic motion system that mimics the human muscular system. The model developed Suzumori Endo Lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology will be an important step towards the development of humanoid robots.
As a basis for the “muscle” the researchers used a plurality of thin tubular fibers. They are set in motion by the action of a pneumatic pump, which pumps the gas (eg, air) to simulate abbreviations and relaxations. Such a device allows prototype of robot to walk, move his hands, biting and perform other motor functions. The problem is that at this stage the muscle simulator must be permanently connected to the air pump,as without gas source source it will be useless.
Work on the improvement of the project continues, because the whole world is looking forward to the emergence of full-android robots.