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Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Soft Robots with Integrated Hybrid Materials

by 1 and 1,2,*
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Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul 04310, Korea
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Institute of Advanced Materials and Systems, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul 04310, Korea
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Actuators 2020, 9(4), 115; https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040115
Received: 26 September 2020 / Revised: 5 November 2020 / Accepted: 11 November 2020 / Published: 14 November 2020
Hybrid stimuli-responsive soft robots have been extensively developed by incorporating multi-functional materials, such as carbon-based nanoparticles, nanowires, low-dimensional materials, and liquid crystals. In addition to the general functions of conventional soft robots, hybrid stimuli-responsive soft robots have displayed significantly advanced multi-mechanical, electrical, or/and optical properties accompanied with smart shape transformation in response to external stimuli, such as heat, light, and even biomaterials. This review surveys the current enhanced scientific methods to synthesize the integration of multi-functional materials within stimuli-responsive soft robots. Furthermore, this review focuses on the applications of hybrid stimuli-responsive soft robots in the forms of actuators and sensors that display multi-responsive and highly sensitive properties. Finally, it highlights the current challenges of stimuli-responsive soft robots and suggests perspectives on future directions for achieving intelligent hybrid stimuli-responsive soft robots applicable in real environments. View Full-Text
Keywords: responsive materials; hybrid actuators; intelligent systems; 2DLMs; soft robotics responsive materials; hybrid actuators; intelligent systems; 2DLMs; soft robotics
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Son, H.; Yoon, C. Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Soft Robots with Integrated Hybrid Materials. Actuators 2020, 9, 115. https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040115

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Son, Hyegyo, and ChangKyu Yoon. 2020. "Advances in Stimuli-Responsive Soft Robots with Integrated Hybrid Materials" Actuators 9, no. 4: 115. https://doi.org/10.3390/act9040115

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