A team of research engineers from Singapore have created an artificial muscle made from polymer fibers which has achieved record levels of functional strength in the field of robotics, in a development which could radically enhance the capabilities of automated technologies used in manufacturing, mining and other areas

The team from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering modeled their artificial muscle on the human anatomy, instead of attempting to improve on existing hydraulic mechanical systems. “Our materials mimic those of the human muscle, responding quickly to electrical impulses, instead of slowly for mechanisms driven by…