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McKibben Artificial Muscles

Posted 7 Aug 2001 at 14:04 UTC by steve Share This

Glenn Klute maintains a web page about McKibben Artificial Muscles. These compressed air actuators are perhaps better known as air muscles and available from companies like Shadow Robot Co. and Images SI. McKibben Artificial Muscles were orginally developed for use in powered prosthetics devices in the 1950s but have since found their way into robotics.

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