Light-Driven Carbon-Based Soft Materials : Principle, Robotization, and Application
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal / Publication||Advanced Optical Materials|
|Online published||7 Apr 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jun 2021|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85104036441&origin=recordpage|
Recently, the optical field driving mechanism is emerging in the manipulation of small-scale soft robots due to its remote, wireless, and selective control capabilities. Among the light-responsive materials, carbon has exhibited great potentials as light-driven actuators due to its good light absorption ability, thermal conductivity, and mechanical strength. Taking advantage of the carbon materials, various carbon-based actuators are reported with efficient, fast response, and stable actuating performance. Hence, carbon-based actuators are widely applied in robotic applications controlled by external light irradiation. This review summarizes the principle actuating mechanism of carbon-based actuators and focuses on the analysis of the robotization and application mechanisms. The locomotion implemented by the carbon-based actuators is discussed by analyzing the robot structure designs and light exposing approaches, accompanied with corresponding force analysis. Moreover, various applications of carbon-based actuators are reviewed with mechanism discussion. Furthermore, the challenges, including the perspectives of the robotization and applications of carbon-based actuators, are discussed for further development and robotic utilization of carbon-based materials.
- aquatic locomotion, carbon-based actuators, robotic applications, soft robotics, terrestrial locomotion
Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 9, No. 12, 2100035, 18.06.2021.
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