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Robotic Materials: From smart polymers to computational metamaterials

  title={Robotic Materials: From smart polymers to computational metamaterials},
  author={Nikolaus Correll and Richard M. Voyles},
We describe “robotic materials”, a new class of metamaterial that tightly integrate sensing, actuation, computation, communication and power routing in a periodic fashion. Instead of relying on a strict division between mechanism, sensors, and control system, robotic materials allow a unified approach to robot design, customization and manufacturing. Robotic materials shift the complexity of manufacturing to the foundry, which provides functional raw materials in the forms of sheets, rods and… Expand

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