Kengoro the terrifying Japanese ‘Brobot’ that sweats during workouts

We all know robot is a mechanical or virtual artificial agent. Robots have replaced humans in performing repetitive and dangerous tasks which prefer not to do. Robots are well known that have no feeling, no emotions, feel no pain. But thing that is common both in humans and robots is that they overheat, when they work hard.

But years of evolution got something right. Scientist at the University of Tokyo have developed a robot called Kengoro, a humanoid that sweats from its frame when it overheats. They sweats in order to stay cool, allowing it do push-ups for 11 minutes straight without burning out its motors.

Kengoro is made up of 108 motors, with a frame laser sintered from aluminum and researchers found that making the robot sweat was an effective cooling system for a bot filled to the brim with bolts. Even with the space-saving technique, the bot weighs 123 pounds and stands 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Lead author Toyotaka Kozuki told in IEEE Spectrum in an interview published Friday. “Our concept was adding more functions to the frame, using it to transfer water, release heat, and at the same time support forces.”

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