The behind-the-scenes tales of hit products and creations from Japan: this is Japan's Top Inventions. This time, an invention installed in museums around the world: dinosaur robots. Using cylinders that expand and contract with air pressure to replicate realistic movements, these robots make it look as if the dinosaurs are really alive. We discover the little-known story of how Japanese inventors made these robots look so real.
Sakurai Hideaki, a manager at the dinosaur robot firm
An example of the air pressure cylinders that allow for smooth, realistic motion
The same tech is used in human-like robots, like this hotel receptionist