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Crawling soft robot exploiting wheel-legs and multimodal locomotion for high terrestrial maneuverability

Xinpei Ai, Hengmao Yue, and Wei D. Wang*

IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2023. 

DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2023.3299530

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Beomchan Kang, Seungseok Lim, Hyunjick Kim, and Wei D. Wang*, “Electrically driven robotic pistons exploiting liquid-vapor phase transition for underwater applications,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 8(4), 2118-2125 (2023). 

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Haewon Jeong and Wei D. Wang*, “Self-adaptive detachable pneumatic soft actuators using uniformly distributed temporary-bonding-fasteners for wearable applications,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 349, 114083 (2023). 

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Wei D. Wang*, Zhengbing Ding, Yongkyu Lee, and Xu Han, “Engineering liquid-vapor phase transition for refreshable haptic interfaces,” Research, 2022, 9839815 (2022) (JCR2021 IF 11.036). 

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Huiyan Yang#, Shiyan JIn#, and Wei D. Wang*, “Modular assembly of soft machines via multidirectional reclosable fasteners,” Advanced Intelligent Systems, 4(7), 2200048 (2022). (#equal contribution) (JCR2021 IF 7.298)

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Jonghyun Hwang and Wei D. Wang*, “Shape memory alloy-based soft amphibious robot capable of seal-inspired locomotion,” Advanced Materials Technologies, 7(6), 2101153 (2022). (JCR2021 IF 8.856)

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Beomchan Kang, Yongkyu Lee, Tailin Piao, Zhengbing Ding, and Wei D. Wang*, “Robotic soft swim bladder using liquid–vapor phase transition,” Materials Horizons, 8, 939–947 (2021). [Inside Back Cover] (JCR2021 IF 15.717)

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W. Wang*, Y. Tang*, and C. Li, Controlling bending deformation of a shape memory alloy-based soft planar gripper to grip deformable objects, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 193, 106181 (2021). 

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W. Wang*, C.Y. Yu, P.A.A Serrano, S.H. Ahn*, Shape memory alloy-based soft finger with changeable bending length using targeted variable stiffness, Soft Robotics, 7 (3), 283–291 (2020). 

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W. Wang*, "Mechanical assembly of thermo-responsive polymer-based untethered shape-morphing structures,"  Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 305 (1), 1900568 (2020).

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H.B. Park, D. Kim, H. Kim, M.W. Han, W. Wang, S.H. Ahn*, Design and analysis of artificial muscle robotic elbow joint using shape memory alloy actuator, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 21 (2), 249-256 (2020). 

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W. Wang, C.Y. Yu, P.A.A Serrano, S.H. Ahn, Soft grasping mechanisms composed of shape memory polymer based self-bending units, Composites Part B: Engineering, 164, 198-204 (2019). 

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C.H. Ahn, W. Wang, J. Jung, H. Rodrigue, Pleated film‑based soft twisting actuator, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 20 (7), 1149-1158 (2019). 

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W. Wang, C. Li, M. Cho, S.H. Ahn, “Soft tendril-inspired grippers: shape-morphing of programmable polymer-paper bilayer composites,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 10419-10427 (2018).  

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W. Wang, C. Li, H. Rodrigue, F. Yuan, M.W. Han, M.H. Cho, S.H. Ahn, “Kirigami/Origami-based Soft Deployable Reflector for Optical Beam Steering,” Advanced Functional Materials, 27, 1604214 (2017). 

 

Covered by Advanced Science News

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W. Wang, N.G. Kim, H. Rodrigue, S.H. Ahn, “Modular Assembly of Soft Deployable Structures and Robots,"
Materials Horizons,
4, 367–376 (2017).
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Covered by Phys.org, Daily Mail, International Business Times, Kinova Robotics, Science et Vie, et al.

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 W. Wang, S.H. Ahn, “Shape Memory Alloy-based Soft Gripper with Variable Stiffness for Compliant and Effective Grasping,” Soft Robotics, 4, 379-389 (2017). 

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H. Rodrigue, W. Wang, M.W. Han, J.Y. Kim, S.H. Ahn, “An Overview of Shape Memory Alloy-coupled Actuators and Robots,” Soft Robotics, 4, 3–15 (2017). 

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H. Rodrigue, W. Wang, D.R. Kim, S.H. Ahn, "Curved Shape Memory Alloy-based Soft Actuators and Application to Soft Gripper," Composite Structures, 176, 398-406 (2017). 

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W. Wang, H. Rodrigue, S.H. Ahn, “Deployable Soft Composite Structures,” Scientific Reports, 6, 20869 (2016).

 

Covered by Phys.org.

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W. Wang, H. Rodrigue, H.I. Kim, M.W. Han, S.H. Ahn, “Soft Composite Hinge Actuator and Application to Compliant Robotic Gripper,” Composites Part B: Engineering, 98, 397–405 (2016). 

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H. Rodrigue, W. Wang, M.W. Han, Y.J. Quan, and S.H. Ahn, “Comparison of Mold Designs for SMA-based Twisting Soft Actuator,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 237, 96–106 (2016). 

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W. Wang, H. Rodrigue, S.H. Ahn, “Smart Soft Composite Actuator with Shape Retention Capability using Embedded Fusible Alloy Structures,” Composites Part B: Engineering, 78, 507–514 (2015). 

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H. Rodrigue, W. Wang, B. Bhandari, and S.H. Ahn, “Fabrication of Wrist-like SMA-based Actuator by Double Smart Soft Composite Casting,” Smart Materials and Structures, 24, 25003 (2015). 

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H. Rodrigue, W. Wang, B. Bhandari, M.W. Han, and S.H. Ahn, “SMA-Based Smart Soft Composite Structure Capable of Multiple Modes of Actuation,” Composites Part B: Engineering, 82, 152-158 (2015). 

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J.E. Shim, Y. Quan, W. Wang, H. Rodrigue, S.H. Song, and S.H. Ahn, “A Smart Soft Actuator using a Single Shape Memory Alloy for Twisting Actuation,” Smart Materials and Structures, 24, 125033 (2015). 

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H. Rodrigue, B. Bhandari, W. Wang, and S.H. Ahn, “3D Soft Lithography: A Fabrication Process for Thermocurable Polymers,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 217, 302-309 (2015). 

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W. Wang, H. Rodrigue, J.Y. Lee, M.W. Han, S.H. Ahn, “Smart Phone Robot made of Smart Soft Composite (SSC)," Composites Research, 28, 52-57 (2015).

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H. Rodrigue, W. Wang, B. Bhandari, M.W. Han, and S.H. Ahn, “Cross-Shaped Twisting Structure using SMA-Based Smart Soft Composite,” International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, 1, 153-156 (2014). 

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W. Wang, J.Y. Lee, H. Rodrigue, S.H. Song, W.S. Chu, S.H. Ahn “Locomotion of Inchworm-inspired Robot made of Smart Soft Composite (SSC),” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9, 046006 (2014). 

 

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