Muscle created a thousand times stronger than human




U.S. scientists have created robotic muscles , which is a thousand times stronger than human muscles. Artificial muscles are able to lift and throw the load 50 times heavier than its own weight.

All the matter in the use of vanadium dioxide. This material has the unique ability to change the size, structure and shape when heated. Torsion engine, developed by a team of researchers from the National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley, works on the principle of human muscles, but much stronger and faster than the last. Vanadium muscles are able to throw extremely heavy objects at a distance 5 times the length of their own, in just 60 milliseconds, the British newspaper Daily Mail.

Despite such impressive results, there is no reason to worry about a robot uprising – created in the laboratory muscles are microscopic.

We created mikrobimorfnuyu double helix, which works as a strong torsion arm, driven by the heat of the phase transition of vanadium dioxide. Using a simple design and inorganic materials, we have made incredible power density and speed compared to the motors and actuators, which are used in currently existing integrated microsystems, – says head of research Dzhankiao Wu.

The uniqueness of vanadium dioxide is its ability to move from one state to another. If at low temperatures the material is an insulator, when the temperature reaches 67 degrees Celsius it becomes a conductor. Just imagine how plastic is converted into metal.

Scientists note that the material’s ability to quickly change its structural form in the future can be used to create a highly functional compact electronics with low power consumption.
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