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#431110 Soft robotics: self-contained soft ...

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have solved a long-standing issue in the creation of untethered soft robots whose actions and movements can help mimic natural biological systems. A group in the Creative Machines lab led by Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical engineering, has developed a 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle, a one-of-a-kind artificial active tissue with intrinsic expansion ability that does not require an external compressor or high voltage equipment as previous muscles required. The new material has a strain density (expansion per gram) that is 15 times larger than natural muscle, and can lift 1000 times its own weight. Continue reading

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#429629 Blood, sweat and (maybe) tears – ...

Fleshy “bio-bots” made of living cells are already here. Now scientists want to harvest muscles, tendons and tissue from human-like humanoid robots. Check out the life-size robot ‘Mark 1’ and the Kenshiro musculoskeletal robot, that apparently can also sweat! Related … Continue reading

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#427008 A Cyborg Stingray Made of Rat Muscles ...

Living muscle cells and pulses of light power this tiny cyborg ray through an obstacle course Continue reading

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