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Cornwall's Engineered Arts: the vanguard of humanoid robot research

Engineered Arts, a British manufacturing firm ilocated in Cornwall, is trying to make robots that share more human characteristics, to make interaction with them more natural and intuitive than ever before.

Founder Will Jackson believes it's the sense of movement that sets a human apart, yet realsitic effective walking is one of the most difficult areas to master in robotics.

The small company is the vanguard of this area of research, which aims to make robots' facial expressions, body language and way of moving more recognisable to real people.

Mr Jackson gave a tour of his robot factory to the BBC, and explained how he and his team of a dozen people are looking to expand the frontiers of robot technology.


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