The world's first human-robot arm-wrestling match shows off the potential of a new material that someday could power machines–and even human limbs and organs
By Dan Ferber
Posted 07.18.2005 at 2:10 pm 0 Comments
In the annals of organized arm wrestling, there had never been a match like this. Ever since 1952, when the first official arm-wrestling competition took place at Gilardi´s Saloon in Petaluma, California, contestants have generally been large men with unusually muscular forearms. But on this Monday afternoon, the TV cameras focus on a slim 17-year-old girl.
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