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ACS Macro Letters, ISSN 2161-1653, 12/2016, Volume 5, Issue 12, pp. 1386 - 1390
Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are unique among shape-responsive materials in that they exhibit large and reversible shape changes and can respond to a... 
HEART | POLYMER SCIENCE | ACTUATION | CHIP | SCAFFOLDS
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Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, 06/2018, Volume 112, Issue 23, p. 233703
High efficiency and position controllable multiway light valves are achieved by electrowetting-driven and magnetic particle (MP)-directed oil film dewetting in... 
DYNAMICS | PHYSICS, APPLIED | ACTUATION | MICROFLUIDICS | DROPLETS
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Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, 04/2016, Volume 108, Issue 16, p. 164101
Here, we investigate the directional control of Galinstan liquid metal droplets when transferring from the high-viscosity glycerol core into the parallel... 
EGAIN | MANIPULATION | PHYSICS, APPLIED | ACTUATION | ALLOY | MICROCHANNELS
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The International Journal of Robotics Research, ISSN 0278-3649, 1/2016, Volume 35, Issue 1-3, pp. 114 - 128
Existing remotely actuated magnetic microrobots exhibit a maximum of only five-degree-of-freedom (DOF) actuation, as creation of a driving torque about the... 
magnetic actuation | Microrobots | six-DOF | SYSTEM | ROBOTICS | FABRICATION | Studies | Magnetism | Magnetization | Robotics | Automation | Mathematical analysis | Actuation | Feedback control | Orientation | Three dimensional
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Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical, ISSN 0924-4247, 08/2019, Volume 295, pp. 604 - 611
This article gives a condensed review of the MEMS actuators that have seen light in the past three decades. Since the electrostatic drive comes almost natural... 
Energy harvesters | MEMS actuators | Phase change actuators | Electrostatic actuation | Piezoelectric actuation | Optical mirrors | INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION | COMB-DRIVE | DNA | ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC | Microelectromechanical systems | Actuators | Fluid dynamics | Electric drives | Hydraulics | Fluid flow | Actuation | Mechanical devices | Pneumatics
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The International Journal of Robotics Research, ISSN 0278-3649, 04/2004, Volume 23, Issue 4-5, pp. 379 - 398
In recent years, many successful robotic manipulator designs have been introduced. However, there remains the challenge of designing a manipulator that... 
Actuation | Control | Human-friendly | Safety | Robotics | human-friendly | robotics | control | actuation | safety
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Marine Technology Society Journal, ISSN 0025-3324, 01/2016, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp. 34 - 47
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Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, 03/2012, Volume 100, Issue 11, pp. 114105 - 114105-3
The lateral Casimir force is employed to propose a nanoscale mechanical device composed of one rack and N pinions. A coupling between the pinions via torsional... 
FRICTION | PHYSICS, APPLIED | ACTUATION
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Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN 1616-301X, 12/2014, Volume 24, Issue 48, pp. 7598 - 7604
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 2006, Volume 96, Issue 15, p. 154502
We report that liquids perform self-propelled motion when they are placed in contact with hot surfaces with asymmetric (ratchetlike) topology. The pumping... 
SURFACE | LIQUID DROPLETS | ACTUATION | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | MOTIONS | THERMAL-GRADIENTS
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Nature Communications, ISSN 2041-1723, 2013, Volume 4, Issue 1, p. 1712
Shape change is a prevalent function apparent in a diverse set of natural structures, including seed dispersal units, climbing plants and carnivorous plants.... 
PLANTS | ACTUATION | CELLULOSE FIBRILS | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | Pinus - embryology | Polymers - chemistry | Seeds | Biomimetic Materials - chemistry
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Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, 05/2017, Volume 110, Issue 18, p. 182906
Boneless soft robotic fingers cannot apply concentrated forces to pinch a delicate object. This letter reports a three-dimensional design of dielectric... 
ELECTRODES | COMPLIANT | PHYSICS, APPLIED | MINIMUM ENERGY STRUCTURES | ACTUATION
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