Chewing Robot Tests False Teeth

Now, the next robot that is inspired from biology:  The Dental Mastication Robot.   According to News-Medical.Net, “Researchers at the University of Bristol's Department of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Oral and Dental Science have developed the Chewing Robot to study dental wear formation on human teeth.”  Besides the novelty of a chewing robot, this bot has a definite benefit.  It will provide a platform for testing dental materials that could save money and improve these products for human use.  The end result may be better false teeth.  Check out the story below at the link provided.

Chewing Robot Photo Credit:  Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Bristol

Dental elements, such as crowns and bridges, are made from well-known metals, polymers and ceramics but their dental wear properties are often poorly understood.  Clinical trials examining the wear of human teeth are expensive and time-consuming …

Chewing robot helps study dental wear formation on teeth – News-Medical.Net
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 22:50:00 GMT

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