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Adv Mater. 2013 Jan 11;25(2):205-12. doi: 10.1002/adma.201203002. Epub 2012 Sep 7.

Robotic tentacles with three-dimensional mobility based on flexible elastomers.

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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.

Abstract

Soft robotic tentacles that move in three dimensions upon pressurization are fabricated by composing flexible elastomers with different tensile strengths using soft lithographic molding. These actuators are able to grip complex shapes and manipulate delicate objects. Embedding functional components into these actuators (for example, a needle for delivering fluid, a video camera, and a suction cup) extends their capabilities.

PMID:
22961655
DOI:
10.1002/adma.201203002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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