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Light-Fueled Microscopic Walkers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3883-+
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

The first microscopic artificial walker equipped with liquid-crystalline elastomer muscle is reported. The walker is fabricated by direct laser writing, is smaller than any known living terrestrial creatures, and is capable of several autonomous locomotions on different surfaces.

Keywords

  • SOFT MACHINES, ADHESION, BIOMECHANICS, ATTACHMENT, ELASTOMERS, DRIVEN, ROBOT