Light-Driven Soft Robot Mimics Caterpillar Locomotion in Natural Scale

Mikołaj Rogóz, Hao Zeng, Chen Xuan, Diederik S. Wiersma, Piotr Wasylczyk

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Soft robots that can be remotely powered and controlled and mimic locomotion of living species open new perspectives in science and engineering. A natural-scale monolithic caterpillar robot based on an optomechanical liquid crystalline elastomer with patterned molecular alignment is reported. The robot demonstrates different gaits and is capable of performing various tasks in complex environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1689–1694
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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