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What do you think of the future of artificial muscles? Inspired by this recent article:

 

Super robot muscles for lifting 1000 times its own weight is like a duck lifting a car

 

Researchers have created origami-inspired artificial muscles that add strength to soft robots, allowing them to lift objects that are up to 1,000 times their own weight using only air or water pressure.

Surprisingly, its performance actually does scale to larger sizes. Would this be a practical material for artificial limbs, and when might we expect to see it in use?


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It'll be ironic if we use this technology for our benefit as exoskeletons but our natural muscles actually atrophy at the same time. At least, it might be for those who want to use it all the time.


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It'll be ironic if we use this technology for our benefit as exoskeletons but our natural muscles actually atrophy at the same time. At least, it might be for those who want to use it all the time.

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Can't wait to try it. Once I, you know, have lots of money.


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So, If we have tech that can produce artifical muscles, why don't we produce a humanoid robot by just copying the human skeleton as closely as possible?

 

Once we have the skeleton we give it muscles where humans have muscles and sensors where humans have sensors (cameras for eyes, microphones on either side of the head, pressure and heat sensors in the skin etc.) we can do artificial joints etc. inside people, so we could surely make robotic equivalents.

 

Then you mass produce these and sell one to every university in the world with a robotics dept. and any companies who are interested. Then you hold regular competitions for the best software for this robot design for a variety of tasks, walking/jumping/opening doors/mapping it's environment/pathfinding/determining the direction of sounds etc. 

 

Then after doing that for a while, you'd have a humanoid robot capable of doing pretty much anything a human can do which you then sell by the millions.

 

EDIT: ​If anyone steals this idea and actually does this, its only fair contact me and let me come work for you, I don't know anything about robotics, but I'd be very enthusiastic.   :biggrin:


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EDIT: ​If anyone steals this idea and actually does this, its only fair contact me and let me come work for you, I don't know anything about robotics, but I'd be very enthusiastic.   :biggrin:

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