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Superhuman Muscles Soon

Scientists have designed carbon fibre based artificial muscles that can lit up to 12,600 times their own weight.

Composition - Coils comprised of commercial carbon fibres and reinforced siloxane rubber (polydimethylsiloxane).

Charged By Electricity

  • When electrically actuated, the artificial muscles show excellent performance without requiring a high input voltage, according to the study published in the journal Smart Materials and Structures. 
  • 0.4 millimetre (mm) diameter muscle bundle is able to lift half a gallon of water by 1.4 inches with only 0.172 volt/centimetre (V/cm) applied voltage. 
  • The team transformed carbon fibres, a very strong lightweight material which is commercially available, into artificial muscles.


  • Low cost and light weight artificial muscles can be used for 
  • Robotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Orthotics
  • Human assistive devices