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Miniaturized soft bio-hybrid robotics: a step forward into healthcare applications.

Miniaturized soft bio-hybrid robotics: a step forward into healthcare applications.
Miniaturized soft bio-hybrid robotics: a step forward into healthcare applications.
Soft robotics is an emerging discipline that employs soft flexible materials such as fluids, gels and elastomers in order to enhance the use of robotics in healthcare applications. Compared to their rigid counterparts, soft robotic systems have flexible and rheological properties that are closely related to biological systems, thus allowing the development of adaptive and flexible interactions with complex dynamic environments. With new technologies arising in bioengineering, the integration of living cells into soft robotic systems offers the possibility of accomplishing multiple complex functions such as sensing and actuating upon external stimuli. These emerging bio-hybrid systems are showing promising outcomes and opening up new avenues in the field of soft robotics for applications in healthcare and other fields.

1473-0197
3626-3630
Patino, T.
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Mestre, R.
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Sánchez, S.
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Patino, T.
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Mestre, R.
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Sánchez, S.
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Patino, T., Mestre, R. and Sánchez, S. (2016) Miniaturized soft bio-hybrid robotics: a step forward into healthcare applications. Lab on a Chip, 3626-3630. (doi:10.1039/c6lc90088g).

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Abstract

Soft robotics is an emerging discipline that employs soft flexible materials such as fluids, gels and elastomers in order to enhance the use of robotics in healthcare applications. Compared to their rigid counterparts, soft robotic systems have flexible and rheological properties that are closely related to biological systems, thus allowing the development of adaptive and flexible interactions with complex dynamic environments. With new technologies arising in bioengineering, the integration of living cells into soft robotic systems offers the possibility of accomplishing multiple complex functions such as sensing and actuating upon external stimuli. These emerging bio-hybrid systems are showing promising outcomes and opening up new avenues in the field of soft robotics for applications in healthcare and other fields.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 23 August 2016

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Local EPrints ID: 446774
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446774
ISSN: 1473-0197
PURE UUID: e93e33d4-f569-4894-93b8-ef393bd6238e
ORCID for R. Mestre: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2460-4234

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Date deposited: 22 Feb 2021 17:31
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:32

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Author: T. Patino
Author: R. Mestre ORCID iD
Author: S. Sánchez

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