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Title: Miniaturized soft bio-hybrid robotics: a step forward into healthcare applications
Author: Patiño, T.
Mestre, T.
Sánchez Ordóñez, Samuel
Keywords: Robòtica en medicina
Robotics in medicine
Issue Date: 7-Oct-2016
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
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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It is part of: Lab on a Chip, 2016, vol. 16, num. 19, p. 3626-3630
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