Sweaty robot tests fabric

Swiss scientists have created a robot that can sweat, lose heat and move like a human.

This content was published on July 21, 2009

Sam – short for Sweating Agile Thermal Manikin – was developed for use in research and industry, notably for testing fabrics.

Sam is the brainchild of physicist Mark Richards and is the most evolved of the robots developed by makers, Humanikin, a spin-off of the St Gallen-based federal laboratory for material testing and research.

Richards has previously developed a perspiring torso used for testing sleeping bags and a head that sweats to test hats.

Humanikin will develop further models in collaboration with industry partners. and agencies

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