Stainless steel robot arm far cooler than your arm

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Who didn’t read X-Men comics as a kid? My favorite mutant was, of course, Wolverine, but Colossus was pretty cool too. This robot arm looks like a piece of him.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries recently showed off what it calls the world’s first stainless steel robot arm with seven joints, or “degrees of freedom.”

The arm, which moved flasks around in a display at the Interphex Japan pharmaceutical trade show, is designed for automated experiments with dangerous chemicals that ultimately could lead to discovering new drugs.

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Because the MSR05 arm is made of stainless steel, it can be sterilized with hydrogen peroxide gas to ensure its sterility.

Apart from strangling foes, the stainless steel, robotic arm can be used for tasks such as washing, loading, and weighing. Kawasaki Heavy’s robot arms traditionally have been used for spot… [Read more]

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