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Artificial Muscles Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight

A study published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) is authored by researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The researchers have developed artificial muscles capable of lifting 1,000 … Continue reading

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Robotic Stingray

A Harvard University professor, Kevin Kit Parker,  has produced a robotic stingray. The robot is made of an elastomer body, a gold skeleton and a muscle layer made from artificial rat heart cells. The rat heart cells have been genetically engineered … Continue reading

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RoboBee

Harvard’s Microbiotics Lab has been working on a robotic bee for a decade. Now, thanks to electrostatic adhesion, the robotic bee can perch and take off again.   Electrostatic adhesion is similar to rubbing a balloon on your head and sticking … Continue reading

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Harvard To Create Robo Bees

Harvard has been awarded $10 million from the National Science Foundation to create robotic bees. Harvard will build upon the robotic fly it created in 2007 to create the robotic bees. One of the hardest tasks will be to make … Continue reading

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