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Shape Programmable Magnetic Pixel Soft Robot

  title={Shape Programmable Magnetic Pixel Soft Robot},
  author={Ran Zhao and Hanchen Yao and Houde Dai},
Magnetic response soft robot realizes programmable shape regulation with the help of magnetic field and produces various actions. The shape control of magnetic soft robot is based on the magnetic anisotropy caused by the orderly distribution of magnetic particles in the elastic matrix. In the previous technologies, magnetic programming is coupled with the manufacturing process, and the orientation of magnetic particles cannot be modified, which brings restrictions to the design and use of… 

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