Researchers at University of Tokyo’s JSK Robotics Laboratory have developed Kojiro, an innovative humanoid robot with an advanced musculoskeletal system that mimics its human counterpart. It “has motors which pull cables that simulate the method which muscles and tendons interact, and has about 100 tendon-muscle structures, giving it 60 degrees of freedom.” Video after the break.

Of course, that’s not the only perk of a bot built like this: the human-style flexible and twistable spine gives Kojiro all sorts of abilities that your regular bot is just too straight-spined for.

[via Engadget]