A humanoid robot that may participate in the Olympics (Video)

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Swumanoid : A humanoid robot that can swim.

Tokyo University of Technology designed a “Swumanoid” to measure the the strength it takes to swim in a variety of styles. The team, led by Motomu Nakashima, designing a swim robot that can swim in a different way.
Robot made ​​by scanning the 3D motion of human swimmers to allow researchers for measuring the strength required in various swimming strokes.

Swumanoid is powered by 20 waterproof motors and able to swim in variety of styles such as freestyle, butterfly and back.

The developers will provide a great future to assist people in water rescues or coastal patrols.

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