Toad Tongues Are a Key Ingredient in Robot Muscles

No longer will the word "robotic" refer to stiff, slow movements. We'll soon have 'bots that can pull a Miyagi and snatch a housefly out of the air with chopsticks, or, better yet, Robot Mixed Martial Arts Cage Matches! Robots are developing super-flexible physiologies thanks to current research into biomechanics,… » 6/03/08 8:00am 6/03/08 8:00am