The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS recently announced that it will be supporting, and sponsoring, Swiss nonprofit society Devanthro and its latest research project, Roboy.

The Roboy project is focused on using 3D printing technology to advance humanoid robotics to the full capabilities of the human body, by replicating the human musculoskeletal system. Roboy is also a soft robot research platform for studying how muscles coordinate, and he’s the first anthropomimetic robot to have a place in the Human Brain Project (HBP).

The winning team at a recent Roboy hackathon used Affectiva’s software development kit to detect the emotions of people Roboy was in contact with, and control Roboy’s reactions.

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