3D‐Architected Soft Machines with Topologically Encoded Motion

  title={3D‐Architected Soft Machines with Topologically Encoded Motion},
  author={Debkalpa Goswami and Shuai Liu and Aniket Pal and Lucas G. Silva and Ramses V. Martinez},
  journal={Advanced Functional Materials},
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