Rotation Control, Interlocking, and Self‐Positioning of Active Cogwheels

  title={Rotation Control, Interlocking, and Self‐Positioning of Active Cogwheels},
  author={Quentin Martinet and Antoine Aubret and J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Palacci},
  journal={Advanced Intelligent Systems},
Gears and cogwheels are elemental components of machines. They restrain degrees of freedom and channel power into a specified motion. Building and powering small‐scale cogwheels are key steps toward feasible micro and nanomachinery. Assembly, energy injection, and control are, however, a challenge at the microscale. In contrast with passive gears, whose function is to transmit torques from one to another, interlocking and untethered active gears have the potential to unveil dynamics and… 



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