Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic lately with tech company giants promoting their latest advancements, but what about the robotic bodies of these supercomputers?
A new game-changing material allows engineers to build robots with smooth, extremely powerful synthetic muscles that can lift over 1,000x its own weight!
Columbia Engineering researchers created a 3D-printed material that contracts and relaxes like our muscles without high-power devices. Heat relaxes it and it contracts when cold. It's a silicone rubber matrix with ethanol microcells. In other words, it's cheap, easy to make, and earth-friendly.
Scientists already tested using these fibers on skeletons to prepare for creating robots.