Soft robotics: Technologies and systems pushing the boundaries of robot abilities

  title={Soft robotics: Technologies and systems pushing the boundaries of robot abilities},
  author={Barbara Mazzolai and Matteo Cianchetti},
  journal={Science Robotics},
Soft materials and deformable structures have given robots the ability to stretch, squash, climb, and morph, with potential for biodegradability and self-healing. The proliferation of soft robotics research worldwide has brought substantial achievements in terms of principles, models, technologies, techniques, and prototypes of soft robots. Such achievements are reviewed here in terms of the abilities that they provide robots that were not possible before. An analysis of the evolution of this… 
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