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Artificial Muscle Begins to Breathe

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Science  17 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5767, pp. 1559-1560
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123995

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In robots, the power source is usually distant from the actual moving parts, which can be inefficient. One solution is to provide power locally, as in real muscles, by incorporating fuel cell technology directly into artificial muscles.