Bio-inspired design of soft mechanisms using a toroidal hydrostat

Summary: Biology is replete with soft mechanisms of potential use for robotics. Here, we report that a soft, toroidal hydrostat can be used to perform three functions found in both living and engineered systems: gripping, catching, and conveying. We demonstrate a gripping mechanism that uses a tubul...

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Main Authors: Samuel E. Root, Daniel J. Preston, Gideon O. Feifke, Hunter Wallace, Renz Marion Alcoran, Markus P. Nemitz, Jovanna A. Tracz, George M. Whitesides
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2021-09-01
Series:Cell Reports Physical Science
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