publication . Article . Other literature type . Book . 2017

Soft-Material Robotics

Wang, L; Nurzaman, SG; Iida, Fumiya;
  • Published: 12 Apr 2017 Journal: Foundations and Trends in Robotics, volume 5, pages 191-259 (issn: 1935-8253, eissn: 1935-8261, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Now Publishers
  • Country: United Kingdom
There has been a boost of research activities in robotics using soft materials in the past ten years. It is expected that the use and control of soft materials can help realize robotic systems that are safer, cheaper, and more adaptable than the level that the conventional rigid-material robots can achieve. Contrary to a number of existing review and position papers on soft-material robotics, which mostly present case studies and/or discuss trends and challenges, the review focuses on the fundamentals of the research field. First, it gives a definition of softmaterial robotics and introduces its history, which dates back to the late 1970s. Second, it provides ch...
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