Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers

Posted by on November 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure. Consisting of an inner ‘skeleton’ folded into a specific pattern and enclosed within a plastic or fabric ‘skin’ bag, these muscles can perform a greater variety of tasks and are safer than other models.

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