A plant tendril mimic soft actuator with phototunable bending and chiral twisting motion modes

Abstract

In nature, plant tendrils can produce two fundamental motion modes, bending and chiral twisting (helical curling) distortions, under the stimuli of sunlight, humidity, wetting or other atmospheric conditions. To date, many artificial plant-like mechanical machines have been developed. Although some previously reported materials could realize bending or… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13981

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