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Achieving Mechanical Versatility in Robots and Structures Through Laminar Jamming
There are two major physical paradigms in robotics---soft robots and traditional rigid robots. Soft robots are made of compliant materials and have excellent adaptivity, robustness, and safety, whereas traditional rigid ...
Fatigue of Hydrogels
Hydrogels are actively studied and developed in both fundamental understanding and modern applications. Traditional hydrogels are soft and brittle. Hydrogels with toughness and stiffness comparable to natural rubber have ...
Design, Dynamics, and Energetics of a Meso-Scale Flapping-Wing Robot
Biological fliers are capable of extremely agile and efficient flight. Man-made flapping-wing micro air vehicles (FWMAVs) on the scale of insects and small birds have been used to understand and mimic the behaviors of their ...
Control and Optimization of Soft Exosuit to Improve the Efficiency of Human Walking
Researchers have strived to develop lower limb wearable devices to improve the efficiency of human walking, however significant device inertia, kinematic constraints and the lack of optimal control strategies has limited ...
Modular Robotic Systems for Interventional Endoscopy
Nascent endoscopic therapeutic procedures, such as endoscopic submucosal dissection, enable unparalleled access to and removal of mid-size cancerous neoplasia from within the gastrointestinal tract. However, the remote ...