3D Reticulated Actuator Inspired by Plant Up-Righting Movement Through a Cortical Fiber Network

  title={3D Reticulated Actuator Inspired by Plant Up-Righting Movement Through a Cortical Fiber Network},
  author={Tom Masselter and Olga Speck and Thomas Speck},
Since most plant movements take place through an interplay of elastic deformation and strengthening tissues, they are thus ideal concept generators for biomimetic hingeless actuators. In the framework of a biomimetic biology push process, we present the transfer of the functional movement principles of hollow tubular geometries that are surrounded by a net-like structure. Our plant models are the recent genera Ochroma (balsa) and Carica (papaya) as well as the fossil seed fern Lyginopteris… 

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