Artificial muscle that works like fingers

A group of Kyoto researchers has developed what is probably the world’s smallest artificial muscle, capable of holding objects like real fingers do. The human-like material was created by Nobutaka Tsujiuchi, at Doshisha University, and software development company Squse.


“The part of the artificial muscle enclosing a controlling device is made of a natural rubber measuring 0.5 centimeter in diameter and 3 cm in length. The artificial muscle, which is about the same size as the real muscle found in human fingers, is wrapped in a polyester net and comes with a compressor about the size of a syringe.”

Via Japan Today.