Untethered small-scale magnetic soft robot with programmable magnetization and integrated multifunctional modules

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  • Yue Dong
  • Lu Wang
  • Neng Xia
  • Zhengxin Yang
  • Chong Zhang
  • Chengfeng Pan
  • Dongdong Jin
  • Carmel Majidi
  • Li Zhang

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabn8932
Number of pages14
Journal / PublicationScience Advances
Volume8
Issue number25
Online published22 Jun 2022
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2022

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Abstract

Intelligent magnetic soft robots capable of programmable structural changes and multifunctionality modalities depend on material architectures and methods for controlling magnetization profiles. While some efforts have been made, there are still key challenges in achieving programmable magnetization profile and creating heterogeneous architectures. Here, we directly embed programmed magnetization patterns (magnetization modules) into the adhesive sticker layers to construct soft robots with programmable magnetization profiles and geometries and then integrate spatially distributed functional modules. Functional modules including temperature and ultraviolet light sensing particles, pH sensing sheets, oil sensing foams, positioning electronic component, circuit foils, and therapy patch films are integrated into soft robots. These test beds are used to explore multimodal robot locomotion and various applications related to environmental sensing and detection, circuit repairing, and gastric ulcer coating, respectively. This proposed approach to engineering modular soft material systems has the potential to expand the functionality, versatility, and adaptability of soft robots.

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Untethered small-scale magnetic soft robot with programmable magnetization and integrated multifunctional modules. / Dong, Yue; Wang, Lu; Xia, Neng; Yang, Zhengxin; Zhang, Chong; Pan, Chengfeng; Jin, Dongdong; Zhang, Jiachen; Majidi, Carmel; Zhang, Li.

In: Science Advances, Vol. 8, No. 25, eabn8932, 24.06.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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