Samsung announced, along with Ajou University experts, the creation of universal artificial muscle CASA. These will be used in augmented reality headsets. These are wire-wound metal springs in an arc shape that can lift weights up to 800 times their own.
Therefore, a “muscle” that weighs 0.2 grams can lift more weight than 170g. CASA can lift hundreds of kilograms if the design is increased. This is useful for robotics and exoskeletons.
These “muscles” can be used in AR/VR technologies to sense digital objects tactilely. They can also be used in virtual suits or gloves. It will be possible, for example, to pet a virtual cat.
The technology can also be used to focus on specific objects in VR helmets. It has yet to be reported when such technologies might become commercially available.