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Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae
  • K. Autumn, M. Sitti, +7 authors R. Full
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 27 August 2002
Geckos have evolved one of the most versatile and effective adhesives known. The mechanism of dry adhesion in the millions of setae on the toes of geckos has been the focus of scientific study forExpand
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Stretchable, Skin-Mountable, and Wearable Strain Sensors and Their Potential Applications: A Review
There is a growing demand for flexible and soft electronic devices. In particular, stretchable, skin-mountable, and wearable strain sensors are needed for several potential applications includingExpand
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Wing transmission for a micromechanical flying insect
Flapping wings provide unmatched manoeuvrability for flying microrobots. Recent advances in modelling insect aerodynamics show that adequate wing rotation at the end of the stroke is essential forExpand
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Controlled pushing of nanoparticles: modeling and experiments
A nano-robotic manipulation system using an atomic force microscope probe as the pushing manipulator and force and topology sensor is proposed. The task is the two-dimensional positioning ofExpand
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Waalbot II: Adhesion Recovery and Improved Performance of a Climbing Robot using Fibrillar Adhesives
This paper presents the design and optimization of a wall-climbing robot along with the incorporation of autonomous adhesion recovery and a motion planning implementation. Expand
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Adhesion of biologically inspired vertical and angled polymer microfiber arrays.
This paper proposes an approximate adhesion model for fibrillar adhesives for developing a fibrillar adhesive design methodology and compares numerical simulation adhesion results with macroscaleExpand
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Small-scale soft-bodied robot with multimodal locomotion
We demonstrate magneto-elastic soft millimetre-scale robots that can swim inside and on the surface of liquids, climb liquid menisci, roll and walk on solid surfaces, jump over obstacles, and crawl within narrow tunnels. Expand
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Gecko-inspired directional and controllable adhesion.
The structure that allows gecko lizards and insects to climb vertical and inverted surfaces with ease has been studied extensively since the mechanism of attachment was shown to be due dominantly toExpand
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Microstructured elastomeric surfaces with reversible adhesion and examples of their use in deterministic assembly by transfer printing
  • S. Kim, Jian Wu, +11 authors J. Rogers
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 21 September 2010
Reversible control of adhesion is an important feature of many desired, existing, and potential systems, including climbing robots, medical tapes, and stamps for transfer printing. We presentExpand
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Design methodology for biomimetic propulsion of miniature swimming robots
Miniature and energy-efficient propulsion systems hold the key to maturing the technology of swimming microrobots. In this paper, two new methods of propulsion inspired by the motility mechanism ofExpand
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