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Japanese scientists build world’s sweatiest robot

October 17, 2016

IdeaJapanese roboticists have borrowed a thermoregulation strategy from mammalian biology, creating a robot that keeps cool through perspiration.

As we exercise, our bodies can produce a lot of heat as our muscles convert chemical energy into mechanical energy. To keep moving effectively during such conditions, we produce sweat to cool ourselves down. As the water in our sweat evaporates, it takes excess heat with it, allowing us to keep moving without overheating.

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