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Highlight in MRS Communications magazine

The Hereon-paper "Origami hand for soft robotics driven by thermally controlled polymeric fiber actuators" is listed as an MRS Journal Highlight.

Publikation Farhan_2021

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The paper by authors Muhammad Farhan, Marc Behl, Karl Kratz and Andreas Lendlein appeared in the August issue. The researchers worked on an origami hand for soft robotics, driven by thermally controlled polymeric fiber actuators. Artificial fiber fabrication methods are used to simulate and activate muscle movements. These methods are advancing robotics and biomedical engineering. The authors highlight the actuation of cross-linked poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) fibers that simulate movement and investigate mechanical properties similar to muscle movement. The origami approach demonstrates the successful use of design methods that combine geometric improvement.

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