Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Nano-based muscles

  1. Feb 17, 2007 #1
    I few years ago I was reading on the Foresight website and found an http://www.foresight.org/Conferences/MNT10/Abstracts/Wright2/index.html". The power to weight ratio of the things, when they ever get built, is mind blowing.

    I hit upon the idea of what if billions or trillions of the linear type of these motors were put together into macroscopic muscles. Not unlike how our muscle cells make up our macroscopic muscles. The difference here being the motors would be far stronger than our wimpy muscle cells. A robot actuated by them could pick up a truck easily, or have a vertical leap of hundreds of meters. Or I'm daft. Have I missed anything--like the square cube law--that throws wooden shoes into this idea? Of course the muscles would need some amazing batteries, a nice fat electrical line or a portable nuclear plant to power them, but hey...
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2017
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Similar Threads - Nano based muscles Date
Gears: when Base circle less than the root circle/dedendum Nov 12, 2016
Camshaft base circle info Oct 10, 2015
Torque on lead screw based on psi Nov 12, 2014
How to modell Carbon nano-tubes in ABAQUS ? Mar 12, 2014
Aerospace Nano Flight Sep 6, 2004