Scientists stitch together artificial muscles made of fishing line

02/21/2014 | HealthDay News

Scientists have created artificial muscles by twisting and coiling high-strength polymer fishing line and thread that can be powered by electricity, chemical reactions or the absorption of light. The muscles could be used in prostheses and exoskeletons or to transmit the sense of touch to a human hand from sensors on a robotic hand. The study was published in the journal Science.

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