Objectives

MAGNIFY aims to develop a new generation of artificial muscles for robotic systems. The artificial muscle will be realized by using artificial molecular machines, organized in polymer nanofibers and individually controlled by external stimuli.

By learning from Nature, MAGNIFY relies on a bottom-up methodology, in which the nano-scale movement of molecular machines will be incrementally amplified to the macro-scale in the artificial muscle.

The MAGNIFY artificial muscles will be characterized by:

  • High force-to-weight ratio.
  • High flexibility.
  • Fast reactivity.
  • Intrinsic variable stiffness.

Call: European Commission Horizon 2020 FETOPEN-01-2016-2017 (Research and Innovation action)
Grant agreement no: 801378
Duration: 1 October 2018 – 20 November 2023

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 801378.