Can science build a robot boy in 9 months?

Humanoid robot will have artificial muscles, soft skin and bones

The U.K.'s Daily Mail has posted an article about a bunch of scientists from the University of Zurich's Artificial Intelligence LabL and their plans to "create a humanoid helper robot with artificial muscles - in just nine months."

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Features of the "Roboy" project include a skeleton like a human, artificial tendons that flex like real muscles, and facial recognition technologies. This video explains a bit more:

The group is seeking donations to help fun the project, and even offers "to put a logo on the machine" for about $55,000. Any takers?

[Image credit: Roboy, via Daily Mail]

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