The Right Trousers
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Bristol scientists design smart trousers with artificial muscles

Scientists at Bristol University and the University of the West of England have invented what they are calling "augmented clothing" - fabric that can mimic the actions of our muscles but can be worn just like regular clothing.

The idea was inspired by Wallace & Gromit and the film, the Wrong Trousers.

In the animation, made by Bristol-based Aardman, Wallace invents and use a robotic pair for "walkies", but they get hijacked by a penguin up to no good.

The Bristol Robotics Lab researchers say the real-life trousers could make life easier for elderly and disabled people go about their daily business.

  • 25 Jan 2019
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