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dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Robert F.
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Adam A.
dc.contributor.authorFreake, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Jabulani Randall
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, Phillip W.
dc.contributor.authorMazzeo, Aaron D.
dc.contributor.authorCademartiri, Ludovico
dc.contributor.authorMorin, Stephen A.
dc.contributor.authorWhitesides, George McClelland
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-03T14:55:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationShepherd, Robert F., Adam A. Stokes, Jacob Freake, Jabulani Barber, Phillip W. Snyder, Aaron D. Mazzeo, Ludovico Cademartiri, Stephen A. Morin, and George M. Whitesides. 2013. “Using Explosions to Power a Soft Robot.” Angewandte Chemie 125 (10) (March 4): 2964–2968.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0044-8249en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12388526
dc.description.abstractThis manuscript describes the use of explosions to power a soft robot—one composed solely of organic elastomers (e.g., silicones). The robot has three pneumatic actuators (pneu-nets) in a tripedal configuration. Explosion of a stoichiometric mixture of methane and oxygen within the microchannels making up the actuators produced hot gas that rapidly inflated the pneu-nets, and caused the robot to launch itself vertically from a flat surface (e.g., to jump). A soft flap embedded in the pneu-net acted as the valve of a passive exhaust system, and allowed multiple sequential actuations. The flame and temperature increase from the explosions are short-lived, and do not noticeably damage the robots over dozens of actuation cycles.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipChemistry and Chemical Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1002/ange.201209540en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleUsing Explosions to Power a Soft Roboten_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalAngewandte Chemieen_US
dash.depositing.authorWhitesides, George McClelland
dc.date.available2014-07-03T14:55:27Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ange.201209540*
workflow.legacycommentsFAR 2014en_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedBarber, Jabulani Randall
dash.contributor.affiliatedWhitesides, George
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-9451-2442


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