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Light-Driven Soft Robot Mimics Caterpillar Locomotion in Natural Scale

Year: 2016

Authors: Rogóz M., Zeng H., Xuan C., Wiersma D., Wasylczyk P.

Autors Affiliation: Photonic Nanostructure Facility, Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 5, Warsaw, 02-093, Poland; European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, via Nello Carrara 1, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019, Italy; Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, 19 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, United Kingdom; Photonic Nanostructure Facility, Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, ul. Pasteura 5, Warsaw, 02-093, Poland; Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 541, Tampere, FI 33101, Finland

Abstract: [No abstract available]

Journal/Review: ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS

Volume: 4 (11)      Pages from: 1689  to: 1694

More Information: M.R. and H.Z. contributed equally to this work. The research leading to these results had received funding from European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC grant agreement n. [291349] on photonic micro robotics and from the National Science Centre (Poland) under grant DEC-2012/05/E/ST3/03281 on photonic micro structures. C.X. is grateful for support from EPSRC. The authors thank Dr. John Biggins and Prof. Mark Warner from the University of Cambridge for their valuable comments on the manuscript.
KeyWords: alignment; light driven; liquid crystalline elastomers; micro robots; soft robots; travelling waves
DOI: 10.1002/adom.201600503

Citations: 156
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