Muscling in on robots

September 2002
Engineer (00137758);9/13/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7611, p7
Reports on the efforts of scientists in copying a human muscle to create a plastic-powered machine limbs. Advantages of the artificial muscles for robots; Design of the prototype; Measurement of cockroach leg movement to develop a robotic version.


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