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Web Date: April 27, 2012

Graphene Helps A Robot Creep Like An Inchworm

Device Materials: Strong, speedy actuators made from graphene could move robotic parts and medical devices
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: actuators, graphene, polydiacetylene, robots, medical devices

Whether building robots that move like insects or fish, or designing medical implants with moving parts, researchers look for new materials that respond to electricity but are flexible and soft. To meet that need, Chinese scientists have developed graphene-based actuators that convert electricity into motion (ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn3006812).

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