May 31, 2018
Human-robot hybrids could be in the pipeline as Japanese scientists have succeeded in merging muscle fibres with a robotic skeleton.
Previous attempts at this have been short-lived and prone to failure.
A new study took a different approach and grew the muscles from scratch, instead of taking a muscle that had grown inside an animal.
This discovery could pave the way for superhuman cyborgs, but scientists say larger-scale applications are at least a decade away.
The cross-over project is a breakthrough in the field of biorobotics, as it uses fully-functioning skeletal muscle tissue.
A common issue facing scientists before was that the muscles had a tendency to lose their strength and shrink.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:39 am