Chewing robot lives on a paleodiet

A mechanical masticator, or “chewing robot” gave the palaeontologists something to chew on.
21 July 2016
Presented by Lucka Bibic


Artist's impression of a cyborg


Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a chewing robot to study the tie between tooth wear and the dietary patterns of animals. Their shiny stainless-steel chewing machine with 3D printed parts can now show how the paleodiet of the animals and their tooth wear rate affected their lifespan as Aleksis Karme explained to Lucka Bibic...


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