Sunday Times Article: Byrun’s poetry in robotic motion

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IN A tiny factory in Cornwall, four heads are arranged carefully on a shelf. On a nearby work surface, two legs lie side by side.

They may not look much but they are vital parts for a revolutionary new machine that will make Britain a world leader in robotics.

When construction is complete, “Byrun” will be the world’s first human-size, commercially available robot capable of running, hopping, skipping and — most importantly — interacting physically with humans.

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