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Artificial Muscle/Fuel Cells

Posted 23 Mar 2006 at 15:56 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Nanotechnologists at UT Dallas are pumping up Artificial Muscles with alcohol and hydrogen. 100 times stronger than human muscles, capable of greater motion, and easily downsized to micro and nano scales. Applications include more efficient mobile robots, flying vehicles, prosthetic limbs, lightweight exoskeletons, and artificial hearts.


Related news?, posted 23 Mar 2006 at 19:22 UTC by steve » (Master)

What do you do with artificial muscles once you've got them working? How about adding them to mind controlled proesthetic arms. Robots.net reader mmm.bbb sends us a link to a CNN story: Jesse Sullivan powers robotic arms with his mind. Sounds like just what they're looking for to turn Jesse into the Six Million Dollar Man.

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