Kengoro, the Robot That Sweats

Kengoro, the Robot That Sweats

A robot named Kengoro was built in the University of Tokyo that was powered by more than 100 individual motors that made it flexible in terms of its movements. In its ability to produce sweat, researchers derived the idea when motors are active for long periods of time, they start to overheat. Eventually, robots require some sort of cooling system.Kengoro's frame was built out of laser-sintered aluminum powder which gave the researchers the ability to precisely control the structure of the skeleton. In order for the aluminum powder to be porous, researchers used lasers to fuse it into a solid. Since cooling systems are bulky which will limit the construction of lightweight movable robots, their idea for porous aluminum powder became their design for novel cooling system.Kengoro can work out for 11 minutes doing pushups without the need to stop and this is pretty good for a humanoid machineWant to know more about this awesome device? Follow this link!

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