Progress In Artificial Muscles.

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Progress In Artificial Muscles.

Postby Svengli » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:19 pm

"Now, researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) 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, giving much-needed strength to soft robots. "

-- That's a significant increase, one which might move humanoid robots much closer to practicality.

https://wyss.harvard.edu/artificial-muscles-give-soft-robots-superpowers/

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Re: Progress In Artificial Muscles.

Postby DZiegler » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:34 pm

Damn that's some pretty sweet engineering!
Cheers!

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Re: Progress In Artificial Muscles.

Postby Svengli » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:33 pm

Just found this item on skin also

"According to the developers, ten out of twelve people agree that it feels like regular human skin. Machines also confirmed that the characteristics of the artificial skin werre similar to the skin of organic, natural humans."

https://www.livescience.com/1013-robots-soft-human-skin.html

With this stuff, it seems like our goals are looking less impossible.

The ideal approach would be to 3D print models - 3D printers could produce the entire based on skeletons, these muscles, this skin (and fascia fascimilie). Here's link to simple robot printed as one piece.

https://www.theverge.com/2016/4/7/11383248/3d-printed-hydraulic-robots-mit
MIT has a page on this idea: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/drl/wiki/index.php?title=Printable_Hydraulics

One to consider is that while the resulting robots might not be extremely durable, if one had a good printer, one could be continuously manufacturing replacements.


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