All Items Tagged

“artificial muscles”

Feb 20, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
The secret to strength is twisting fibers and even simple nylon line into super-strong cords.
Feb 5, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
Sensors measure and convert the tension from artificial tendons into an electrical current that nerves in this man's arm receive and interpret. Continue reading →
Jan 23, 2014 02:43 PM ET // Nic Halverson
This orthotic device uses pneumatic artificial muscles, small sensors and advanced software to mimic the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg. Continue reading →
Sep 10, 2013 11:00 AM ET // Jesse Emspak
Coating spider silk with carbon nanotubes makes the naturally stretchy threads conduct electricity and flex like muscles.
Jul 21, 2013 08:29 AM ET // Jesse Emspak
This transparent material with unusual characteristics could be used to make artificial muscles. Continue reading →