Whether it’s human nature, paranoia (the action movie, ‘I, Robot’, where some famous movie star tries to thwart millions of robots from taking over the world, comes to mind) or something else entirely, our fascination with humanoid robots can be traced back to 1st century AD and earlier.
And why wouldn’t we find them fascinating? By definition, humanoid robots have an overall appearance based on that of the human body with the sole purpose of interacting with made-for-human tools or environments; essentially, they are a version of ourselves. Humanoid robots also have the potential to help our society in so many different ways.
Unfortunately, robot developers are often forced to create complex custom solutions from numerous individual components. For this reason, igus® worked with a high-tech company in the field of bionics and humanoid robots to develop Robolink. Robolink is an innovative robot joint module system where the joints are controlled by cable tension, in a similar way to the human mechanics of bones and tendons.