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Bio-Hybrid Robots Are Now Taking Shape In The Real World

soft-robotic-rayThinking of a traditional robot reminds me of a metallic body with few plastic made features. Such nuts and bolts like creatures are no more a concern in today’s time; the world is seeing the development of a robot made up of human tissues. Today robots are used beyond the walls of a laboratory. Such rigid systems need to be made flexible enough to serve the masses outside controlled environment of a lab or a factory. A robot is being tried to swing in to a person. Just like a normal human being would have, the robot would also have the risk of bone damage and bruises.

Imagine such a lively robot. Wouldn’t it be great to have a human like robot around you? It will be a technology in the human frame with much more efficiency and intelligence. It would break all boundaries of technical constrainers that exist today. The safety risks are still not counteracted by the scientists. The way such human robots behave with humans, is still being monitored. They need to maintain a safety issue when dealing with real life humans all around. The traditional motors and actuators can mean using air muscles. It can even imply the addition of a spring in parallel with the motor.

The spring will absorb the shock produced while running or nay other such physical activity. For instance, a Roomba cleaning robot is also fitted with springs. While cleaning if the roomba bumps on any household items, springs can protect it from any significant damage. Such technology needs to be developed in a large scale for fulfilling the requirement of a human robot. People are still wondering if it is possible at all. Scientists are busy exploring the facilities. Soon a better form of robot is expected. Let us see how it encompasses the human skills.