Global Technology – November 2013

Next, let's focus on this month's most important advances in technology, starting with a key breakthrough in robotics.

Today's robots, no matter how intelligent, are restricted by their muscles, which are able to lift loads that are only half the robot's own weight.  That's about equivalent to an average human's strength. 

The more that a robot's artificial muscles can stretch, the more weight it can hold.  Unfortunately, these muscles can only stretch to three times their original length.  That's why most robots use conventiona.....

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