Popping, locking robots

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41563-021-01157-2
Reference J.T.B. Overvelde, Popping, locking robots, Nature Mater. 20, (12), 1590-1591 (2021)
Group Soft Robotic Matter

An interplay between deswelling and buckling in a polymer gel is harnessed to achieve sequential snap events for repeatable jumping motion, opening the door to autonomously moving soft robots.