An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots

@article{Wehner2016AnID,
  title={An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots},
  author={Michael F. Wehner and Ryan L. Truby and Daniel J. Fitzgerald and Bobak Mosadegh and George M Whitesides and Jennifer A Lewis and Robert J. Wood},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={536},
  pages={451-455}
}
Soft robots possess many attributes that are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve with conventional robots composed of rigid materials. Yet, despite recent advances, soft robots must still be tethered to hard robotic control systems and power sources. New strategies for creating completely soft robots, including soft analogues of these crucial components, are needed to realize their full potential. Here we report the untethered operation of a robot composed solely of soft materials. The… CONTINUE READING
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