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Micro-Soft-Robots are Already Here: Future Commercial Prospect

Micro-Soft-Robots are Already Here: Future Commercial Prospect

Soft robotics is a growing field, especially for soft robots mimicking simple living organisms and the so-called Bio-bots1. These Bio-bots combine soft-materials (skeleton) with muscle cells, (muscle or motor) and can shine another light on the biomechanics of soft-bodied animals, such as the ray fish2 and the Octopus3. Macro-scale soft or hybrid gripers are emerging to substitute the standard rigid ones, which provides a manipulation tool for more fragile objects (example in Figure1)4,5,6. (more…)