Origami-like soft robotic muscles lift 1,000 times their weight

Reuters — US researchers have developed strong origami-inspired artificial muscles that can allow soft robots to lift objects 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) and Harvard’s Wyss Institute published their findings on Monday (November 27) in scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). According to a joint press release, “each artificial muscle … Continue reading Origami-like soft robotic muscles lift 1,000 times their weight