A hydrogel actuator with flexible folding deformation and shape programming via using sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and acrylic acid.

@article{Wu2017AHA,
  title={A hydrogel actuator with flexible folding deformation and shape programming via using sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and acrylic acid.},
  author={Shui-ping Wu and Feng Yu and Hua Dong and Xiaodong Cao},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2017},
  volume={173},
  pages={526-534}
}
Hydrogel actuator is an intelligent material, which can work as artificial muscle. However, most present hydrogel actuators, due to the inferior mechanical property and uncontrolled folding property, have always resulted in slipping off or the failure of grasping an object with specific shape and required weight. In order to solve this problem, here a tough… CONTINUE READING