Saturday, September 22, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Fujitsu Algorithm Achieves Compresses Images by 1,000-1
Samsung Galaxy J4+ and J6+ Launched in India
Renesas to License Chip IP As It Seeks For New Revenue Sources
Razer Ifrit Packs a Professional Quality Microphone into a Low-profile Broadcast Headset
Micron, Toshiba Chips Found Inside New iPhones
3DMark Adds Ray tracing Benchmark
Adobe to Acquire Marketo for $4.75 Billion
PlayStation Now Adds Downloading of PS4, PS2 Games
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Tokyo U...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, June 08, 2018
Tokyo University Develops Hybrid Robot With Real Muscles


Researchers at the Tokyo University have developed a robot that utilizes real muscles.

Led by Professor Shoji Takeuchi, the research team attached laboratory-cultured muscle cells to bones made of plastic, and ran precise electric currents through the setup to induce contractions.

The result was essentially a"human" arm with antagonistic and agonistic muscles - opposing pairs of muscles that relax or contract. The arm could maintain sufficiently rigid postures and thus lift objects, the first hybrid robot of its kind.

"It's still in the very early stages, but I think it's a big first step," said Shoji. The research team hopes to push its development even further into the production of prosthetic hands. Having durable yet flexible artificial limbs might be great and all, but having natural-looking ones made of real muscle is just also desirable.

Challenges include the replication of the extremely intricate muscle composition of human hands, the development of a reliable power source to generate electric currents, and of course dealing with muscle degradation over time.



Previous
Next
World's Fastest U.S. Summit Supercomputer Uses IBM and Nvidia chips        All News        Apple Warns Component Suppliers of Lower Parts Orders for new iPhones
Samsung and LG Eye Expansions into the Car Display Market     General Computing News      Globalfoundries Outlines Dual Road-map Strategy - Advanced 7nm FinFET tape Outs and 22nm FDSOI

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .