Underwater maneuvering of robotic sheets through buoyancy-mediated active flutter

Falling leaves flutter from side to side due to passive and intrinsic fluid-body coupling. Exploiting the…

Biohybrid soft robots with self-stimulating skeletons

Bioinspired hybrid soft robots that combine living and synthetic components are an emerging field in the…

Cavatappi artificial muscles from drawing, twisting, and coiling polymer tubes

Compliant, biomimetic actuation technologies that are both efficient and powerful are necessary for robotic systems that…

Self-powered locomotion of a hydrogel water strider

Hydrogels are an exciting class of materials for new and emerging robotics. For example, actuators based…

Climbing robots in a sticky situation

Mussel-inspired electro-responsive adhesive hydrogels enable robot climbing on conductive surfaces. Source: Science Mag: Climbing robots in…

Electrically programmable adhesive hydrogels for climbing robots

Although there have been notable advances in adhesive materials, the ability to program attaching and detaching…

Self-propelled hydrogels that glide on water

Active hydrogels with dynamic wettability move spontaneously on the surface of water like a common water…

Robotic surfaces with reversible, spatiotemporal control for shape morphing and object manipulation

Continuous and controlled shape morphing is essential for soft machines to conform, grasp, and move while…

High-load capacity origami transformable wheel

Composite membrane origami has been an efficient and effective method for constructing transformable mechanisms while considerably…

Somatosensory actuator based on stretchable conductive photothermally responsive hydrogel

Mimicking biological neuromuscular systems’ sensory motion requires the unification of sensing and actuation in a singular…