[CC]MADE IN JAPAN – skeleton of a real human

Japanese robot mimics the muscles, skeleton of a real human

Researchers at the University of Tokyo are taking bio-inspired robots to new heights with Kenshiro, their new human-like musculoskeletal robot revealed at the Humanoids conference this month. They have added more muscles and more motors to their Kojiro robot from 2010, making Kenshiro’s underlying structure the closest to a human’s form so far. See the new body in the picture above.

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source:dvice

steam-punk animals

steam-punk robotic sculpture by Australia born New Zealand base sculptor Lisa Black .

Her love of animals and their form, combined with a preoccupation with an imminent future where technology and biology are intimately combined, led her to create her ongoing series of modified animals. […]
Her work is a reflection of our undeniable technological progression; seeing animals with carefully integrated mechanical additions encourages us to reassess how we define “natural”. 
By creating beauty within this supposed paradox, she challenges the concept of a world separated into the ‘sacrosanct’ natural and ‘vulgar’ industrial.

source:WHOKILLEDBAMBI