Twendy-One Selected Human-Symbiotic Robot

Twendy-One has been selected by Waseda University's Sugano Laboratory as "the main engineering tool for the development of a human-symbiotic robot."

To find out what makes Twendy-One so great, take a look at this video. Pay particular attention to the remarkable digital dexterity of this robot.


(Twendy-One robot video)

"We must be very careful about the appearance and the materials used when we design the outer shell of a human-symbiotic robot because the robot should never hurt the humans or the surrounding environment on its contact," says Professor Sugano about the design requirements enabled by the Pro/ENGINEER Piping and Cabling Extension. "Also, the appearance is very important from an affinity standpoint. Exposing many cables outside the robot's body shell could create major problems, and therefore, we must place all cables inside the shell. Furthermore, cables must be compact in order not to interfere with moving parts. We could use piping or solid models to define cable models, but with the specialized cabling capabilities in Pro/ENGINEER, we can define the properties of the cables and create cable models while we see how the cables behave."

From Waseda University Uses PTC Pro/ENGINEER to Develop a "Human-Symbiotic" Robot.

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