NanoMuscle

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://www.nanomuscle.com/



At about the size of a paperclip, NanoMuscle Actuators are miniature "motors" sporting features perfect for consumer electronics: silent operation, fluid movement, low power-consumption, no gearing required, and low price. Expect to see such things showing up in amateur robotics, cameras, interactive toys, and scientific instruments.