Bridgestone and Tokya Tech develop high-power artificial muscle

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A research team including Dr Ryo Sakurai, a research fellow in the innovation department at Bridgestone Corporation, and Professor Koichi Suzumori from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has developed a unique hydraulic drive, high-power artificial muscle that could be used at disaster sites in future.

The project was conducted as part of the Impulsing Paradigm Change through disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT) Tough Robotics Challenge.

The artificial muscle incorporates a rubber tube and is extremely powerful but lightweight and has a strong resistance to impact and vibration.

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