A Lesson from Plants: High‐Speed Soft Robotic Actuators

Abstract Rapid energy‐efficient movements are one of nature's greatest developments. Mechanisms like snap‐buckling allow plants like the Venus flytrap to close the terminal lobes of their leaves at barely perceptible speed. Here, a soft balloon actuator is presented, which is inspired by such m...

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Main Authors: Richard Baumgartner, Alexander Kogler, Josef M. Stadlbauer, Choon Chiang Foo, Rainer Kaltseis, Melanie Baumgartner, Guoyong Mao, Christoph Keplinger, Soo Jin Adrian Koh, Nikita Arnold, Zhigang Suo, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Siegfried Bauer
Format: Article
Published: Wiley 2020-03-01
Series:Advanced Science
Online Access:https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.201903391