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Musculoskeletal android: the Japanese are making one

Robots. They just look like… robots. Well, not the Kenshiro Robot. Modeled after an average Japanese preteen who stands at 1.58m and weighs 50kg, the Kenshiro comes with sinewy life-like muscles and bones. It doesn’t quite move like Jagger, to be sure, but from the test video — and barring some laughable bits at 0:50 and 0:58 — it looks like it’s rolling like a stone towards something uncannily human.

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