In their recent study, a South Korean scientific team has developed artificial muscles that are 17 times stronger than natural muscles.
South Korea’s KBS World TV channel reported on Monday that researchers from Pusan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Pusan National University have developed a new material to produce artificial muscles that are stronger and up to 17 times more flexible than natural muscles.
These artificial muscles are expected to be used in various future industries, including for making soft robots and new haptic technologies with a sense of touch and artificial internal organs.
Progress in making artificial muscles is considered a big step in medical science, but their use in humans will not be possible soon.
The South Korean scientific team developed these muscles using composite fibers that contain graphene with a gel-like liquid crystal material. This material is not only light in weight but also has both flexibility and high durability.
This artificial muscle can be compressed, stretched, bent, twisted and also bear different amounts of weight.
According to researchers, the artificial muscle can support a thousand times its own weight.