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Artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight

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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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I read a really cool article on artificial muscles:

Terminator moves step closer to reality as scientists create synthetic muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight



"Our soft functional material may serve as robust soft muscle, possibly revolutionising the way that soft robotic solutions are engineered today.

"It can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift weight. It's the closest artificial material equivalent we have to a natural muscle."


Forget robots, how cool would it be to upgrade human muscles to be 1000 times stronger than home-grown muscle!




posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
I read a really cool article on artificial muscles:

Terminator moves step closer to reality as scientists create synthetic muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight



"Our soft functional material may serve as robust soft muscle, possibly revolutionising the way that soft robotic solutions are engineered today.

"It can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift weight. It's the closest artificial material equivalent we have to a natural muscle."


Forget robots, how cool would it be to upgrade human muscles to be 1000 times stronger than home-grown muscle!


Yes cool but then we would need to marry up 1000 times strong skeletons to be able to carry around the 50 to 100 ton loads our muscles could then manage...a dump truck weighs about 35 tons (empty)...pretty sure our arms and legs would snap under that kind of heft.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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In the future we may be having problems with some people taking over and dominating others. It is bad enough now, just wait.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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The rich will be superman in the future.. great..



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

I'd be forever afraid to pick up a baby. Or type on my computer. Or wipe.

I'd live in an assisted living home and pay my rent by winning in illegal arm wrestling competitions.

This thread changed my entire life planning.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: mobiusmale

originally posted by: dfnj2015
I read a really cool article on artificial muscles:

Terminator moves step closer to reality as scientists create synthetic muscle that can lift 1,000 times its own weight



"Our soft functional material may serve as robust soft muscle, possibly revolutionising the way that soft robotic solutions are engineered today.

"It can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift weight. It's the closest artificial material equivalent we have to a natural muscle."


Forget robots, how cool would it be to upgrade human muscles to be 1000 times stronger than home-grown muscle!


Yes cool but then we would need to marry up 1000 times strong skeletons


So you're saying we need to bind our skeleton to some kind of exotic alloy that's almost indestructible with optional claws? I'm in!



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
Forget robots, how cool would it be to upgrade human muscles to be 1000 times stronger than home-grown muscle!

Cool? Did you read the last sentence?


The long-term aim is to accelerate the artificial muscle's response time and link it to an artificially intelligent (AI) control system, said the researchers, who were part-funded by the Israeli defence ministry.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 02:38 PM
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I assume lifting 1000 times it's weight doesn't equate to being 1000 times stronger



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: ArMaP

Dawn of the robot exterminators?

Or maybe we should just call them terminators?




posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Try to imagine a cyborg bully. Or the future of a Global Police State with tech like this.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Or wipe !!! lolololol



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

A titanium carbon nano structure to encase our bones in should do the trick.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

HOW long till a full body mod...I 'm rejoining the Army...



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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Ill take one of those muscle things and some robot eyes with lasers please.



posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: ADSE255
a reply to: rickymouse

Try to imagine a cyborg bully. Or the future of a Global Police State with tech like this.


Once again, Hollywood predicts the future. Actually the movies coming out of Hollywood can stimulate the direction of the future.



posted on Sep, 26 2017 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I agree. They have and are. Let's wait and see how long it takes the sheep to wake up now.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015 in my prime i could lift about four hundred pounds per arm how much does a bicep weigh 8 ox. so isn't that lifting 800 times its weight. and no i wasn't superfit i was a stocker at a dept store with a bunch of lazy coworkers.





posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 03:07 PM
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Yes it is BUT and this is a big but the amount of musles involved in how we lift would = to much more then 8 oz lol
forarms- bisepts shoulders - back - legs and many many more each adding in power basicly a hard lift could easly involve 30 % of your mussel mass .
I would say human mussel can lift 100s of times there own weight .so this mussel is 10 times stronger then natural mussel



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