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Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight

Artificial muscles which allow soft robots to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight have been developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

Inspired by origami, the muscles can be programmed a range of motions including twisting and rotation.

BBC Click finds out more.

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight
Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight

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