Kengoro is a special robot, built by researchers from the University of Tokyo. It is a sweating robot that has human abilities. It is able to do physical exercise and has the body similar to a human. As we already know, when you are exercising, your body produces heat. You are sweating because your system wants to keep a normal temperature. Even if for us is normal to sweat, you could think it is impossible for a robot to have the same abilities.
Kengoro is 1.7 meters tall and it is able to do push-ups. Yes, a robot can be more physical active that some people. When the researchers built it, they thought that a cooling system will be needed because the system could overheat. They had one of the best ideas ever. Even though they could have used water pumps, they developed a frame which works as a water distributor. The water has to be replaced every 12 hours.
Researchers worked a lot on the structure. They wanted the sweating robot to be able to release heat and to transfer water in the same time. The skin of the robot is made of the aluminum frame. They used a special technology which helped them built a porous skeleton. The water that accumulates is able to evaporate due to the skeleton’s layer.
The University of Tokyo is famous for its robots. They managed to manufacture human musculature and robots which are able to do the same things as humans, such as doing the dishes. The sweating robot is one of the most interesting robots they did. It proves that the artificial intelligence has really developed.
It is impressive to see how much the technology has developed in the past years. We just have to look at a smartphone in comparison with what phones were used 5 years ago. However, robots are at a different level. Researchers have already bigger plans. They think robots could even be able to have sexual activity with humans. It could sound unusual, but there were a lot of things thought to be impossible in the past.
The sweating robot will have more tests. They want to improve the robot and add more features to it. What do you think about the sweating robot
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