The Eccerobot is a project created by five European institutions to build a robot modeled after the human anatomy. The guiding idea was that by mimicking nature, anthropomorphic robotic technology could be developed to be more suitable for interaction with humans, especially when it comes to augmenting people’s lives through prostheses and assistive devices. This has led to a robot that looks and moves very much like a human, if you can imagine some skin wrapped over all those wires, strings, and pulleys.
Here’s a New Scientist video report on the Eccerobot:
Here’s another video of the ECCEROBOT from Technische Universität München:
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Project page: ECCEROBOT