Stronger artificial muscles, with a twist

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers at MIT have found a way to imitate this coiling-and-pulling mechanism to produce contracting fibers that could be used as artificial muscles for robots, prosthetic limbs, or other mechanical and biomedical applications.

Stronger artificial muscles, with a twist

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Science Now

Breakthrough gives artificial muscles superhuman strength

Putting "socks" on artificial muscles made from inexpensive materials helps them produce 40 times more flex than human muscle, a global research project has found, featuring researchers from ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from TechXplore

Artificial 'muscles' achieve powerful pulling force

As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from TechXplore

Sheaths drive powerful new artificial muscles

Over the last 15 years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international colleagues have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Phys.org

Artificial muscles go with the twist

Three new fibre-based actuator designs have high energy densities, are lightweight and fast The post Artificial muscles go with the twist appeared first on Physics World.

Mon 15 Jul 19 from Physicsworld Blog

New Method to Improve Mechanical Properties of Recyclable Nanocomposite

László Szabó and Kenji Takahashi and colleagues at Kanazawa University and Kanazawa Institute of Technology demonstrated that irradiating short carbon fiber thermoplastics with ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from AZoNano

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