AS GOOD AS
A HUMAN BODY
The human body is a marvel of engineering: it’s dexterous, strong, soft, and even self-repairing. Just imagine what a robot with these qualities could do for us! A true moonshot, but we have a plan how to get there:
A MORE HUMAN ROBOT
Roboy imitates the musculoskeletal system of the human body. It has thus muscles and tendons, just as we do. This at first makes the robot hard to control, but enables softer motions, better understanding of how we control our bodies and eventually robot-bodies that feel just like ours.
Taking the human body as a template, our own existence is proof that eventually we will be able to build robots just as good. All we need to do is to figure out how.
why we imitate biology
Compliant, musculoskeletal robotic systems offer several advantages, especially in situations where human and robot work in close proximity. A musculoskeletal design makes extensive use of elastic materials to emulate the muscles and tendons which enhance safety, dexterity and adaptivity in uncertain environments. It also allows reducing body weight and developmental cost, while at the same time increasing design flexibility.
ON THE ROAD
loved by the crowds
In contrast to virtually everyone else, we’re not afraid of showing our robots before they’re completely done. We use the crowds to test early, to talk about our work and to make sure, you love the robots we build.
the moon is not the limit
Roboy is a true moonshot, where the commercially viable at-scale solution lies decades away. To break this monumental task down into achieve- and fundable steps, we implement a vision roadmap that first gradually challenges our robots and then creates commercial value in different fields to accelerate our progress.
Roboy for …
a project with many facets, there is one for you!
Musculoskeletal robots provide bio-plausible models of the human body. Whether you are a bio-mechanics researcher, a neuroscientist, roboticist or other researcher – Roboy is the only modular musculoskeletal robot on the market – we’ll build it for you, so you can focus on your science.
Studying is very much about learning theory, but later you’ll have to be able to apply it. That’s just what Roboy gives you: Imagine working in an interdisciplinary, thriving team, that works towards big and motivating visions. No safety-nets, full responsibility, full design freedom and a lot of fun (and free beer).
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