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Soft, safe robot actuators inspired by human bicep muscles | KurzweilAI

Soft, safe robot actuators inspired by human bicep muscles | KurzweilAI

If robots are going work around humans, they will have to be softer and safer. A Harvard team has designed a new actuator with that in mind. Its movements are similar to those of a human bicep muscle, using vacuum power to automate soft rubber beams. Like real muscles, the actuators are soft, shock-absorbing, and pose no danger, according to the researchers.

Source: Soft, safe robot actuators inspired by human bicep muscles | KurzweilAI