The new actuating material — nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide — can be instantly triggered and wirelessly powered by...

The new actuating material — nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide — can be instantly triggered and wirelessly powered by…

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The new actuating material — nickel hydroxide-oxyhydroxide — can be instantly triggered and wirelessly powered by low-intensity visible light or electricity at relatively low intensity. It can exert a force of up to 3000 times its own weight — producing stress and speed comparable to mammalian skeletal muscles, according to the researchers.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-material-eliminates-need-for-motors-or-actuators-in-future-robots-other-devices

10 comments

  1. Reminds me that I need to start working on the schematics of my future self.

  2. Reminds me that I need to start working on the schematics of my future self.

  3. This looks cool if they can get it under control. (Right now it seems to be a bit too sensitive to too many factors)

  4. This looks cool if they can get it under control. (Right now it seems to be a bit too sensitive to too many factors)

  5. its like an elbow joint and a wrist joint.. but they could go 360 with advancements in MIT..!!

  6. its like an elbow joint and a wrist joint.. but they could go 360 with advancements in MIT..!!

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