One of the pieces of artificial bone
The two LEGO MINDSTORMS robots at work
The motor at the very top right-hand end of this robot is not powered, serving only as a counterweight
Scientists at Cambridge University have built robots out of LEGO, to assist in their research into creating artificial bone
The various dipping dishes used by the Cambridge LEGO robots
Despite what TV shows like CSI would have us believe, a lot of lab work tends to be highly monotonous. It’s the type of work that could be assigned to robots, were it not for the fact that many facilities can’t afford the things, or can’t rationalize bringing one in for a single project. When scientists at Cambridge University were recently faced with a very mindless, repetitive task that was part of their research into creating artificial bone, one of them got creative, and built a couple of robots out of LEGO.
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