Myomemetic Materials
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Artificial muscle analog material often used by robots and other machines, and by sophonts such as cyborgs and vecs. By applying a stimulus (often neural or electrical in nature) these materials can be induced to change shape; by contracting while attached to a suitable framework or skeletal structure this contraction can be converted into mechanical effort.

There are many types of myomer with a wide range of strengths and resistance to damage, from simple memory polymers to so-called Ultimate Muscles.
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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 21 January 2016.