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Bend and stretch: robot feels the pressure

A robot that simulates complex joint motion has been developed to enhance understanding of the 3D performance of normal and diseased joints and their artificial replacements.

Called the Six Degree of Freedom Hexapod Robot, its real life applications for biomedical research are numerous. The robot has be praised for its sophistication of design and the team behind it has won win the SA Engineers Australia 2012 Excellence Award.

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