Home Robots Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles for Soft Robots

Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles for Soft Robots

💍 Must see geeky jewelry

Plenty of researchers are working on making soft robots safer and stronger. Researchers at the Wyss Institute, Harvard SEAS, and MIT CSAIL have come up with an origami-inspired approach to create artificial muscles capable of lifting 1000x their own weight.

More gadgets like this: here

These muscles are made of a compressible skeleton with air or fluid in a flexible skin. Pressure difference is used to power these muscles. According to the researchers, multi-directional motions can be programmed into the material. Robots that use these can grip, lift, and twist objects. A variety of materials and fabrication methods can be used to make low-cost artificial muscles for a variety of tasks.


*Our articles may contain aff links. Please read our disclaimer on how we fund this site.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here