Scientists created a robot called ANDI that can “breathe, sweat, and shiver” like humans. This robot has 35 parts that can make heat and move independently, so researchers can study how extreme temperatures affect our bodies.
ANDI is special because it can work outside, unlike other sweating robots made for testing clothes. With this robot, scientists can do experiments in hot areas that they couldn’t reach before and see how the sun’s rays affect us. The researchers plan to test ANDI in areas with a lot of heat around Phoenix to see how different people react to high temperatures, depending on their age, body shape, and health.
By changing ANDI to match different body shapes, ages, and health conditions, the team wants to learn how our bodies regulate temperature. They also hope to find ways to cool down our bodies and avoid heat stroke. The goal is to create real solutions to stop health problems caused by heat.
This invention is important because it helps us learn how to protect people from heat and stay healthy. ANDI is a big step forward in the fields of robotics and studying how our bodies handle temperature, and it could have many uses in keeping people safe and healthy in the future.