Kojiro is a humanoid with a musculoskeletal system that mimics how the human body works to generate motion. The goal is to build a robot that is light and agile, capable of moving much as people do.
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In one experiment, researchers programmed Kojiro to hula hoop, but the robot managed only two full revolutions.
Kojiro was developed at the University of Tokyo's JSK lab, led by Professor Masayuki Inaba, in the late 2000s. One of the robot's main designers was Yuto Nakanishi, a researcher at the laboratory. Kojiro was designed to mimic the way our skeleton, muscles, and tendons work to generate motion.