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25th Anniversary Article: A Soft Future: From Robots and Sensor Skin to Energy Harvesters

Overview of attention for article published in Advanced Materials, January 2013
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Title
25th Anniversary Article: A Soft Future: From Robots and Sensor Skin to Energy Harvesters
Published in
Advanced Materials, January 2013
DOI 10.1002/adma.201303349
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Authors

Bauer S, Bauer-Gogonea S, Graz I, Kaltenbrunner M, Keplinger C, Schwödiauer R, Bauer, Siegfried, Bauer‐Gogonea, Simona, Graz, Ingrid, Kaltenbrunner, Martin, Keplinger, Christoph, Schwödiauer, Reinhard, Siegfried Bauer, Simona Bauer-Gogonea, Ingrid Graz, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Christoph Keplinger, Reinhard Schwödiauer

Abstract

Scientists are exploring elastic and soft forms of robots, electronic skin and energy harvesters, dreaming to mimic nature and to enable novel applications in wide fields, from consumer and mobile appliances to biomedical systems, sports and healthcare. All conceivable classes of materials with a wide range of mechanical, physical and chemical properties are employed, from liquids and gels to organic and inorganic solids. Functionalities never seen before are achieved. In this review we discuss soft robots which allow actuation with several degrees of freedom. We show that different actuation mechanisms lead to similar actuators, capable of complex and smooth movements in 3d space. We introduce latest research examples in sensor skin development and discuss ultraflexible electronic circuits, light emitting diodes and solar cells as examples. Additional functionalities of sensor skin, such as visual sensors inspired by animal eyes, camouflage, self-cleaning and healing and on-skin energy storage and generation are briefly reviewed. Finally, we discuss a paradigm change in energy harvesting, away from hard energy generators to soft ones based on dielectric elastomers. Such systems are shown to work with high energy of conversion, making them potentially interesting for harvesting mechanical energy from human gait, winds and ocean waves.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
Germany 3 1%
Switzerland 3 1%
India 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 272 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 89 30%
Student > Master 52 18%
Researcher 52 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 9%
Student > Bachelor 21 7%
Other 55 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 136 46%
Materials Science 62 21%
Chemistry 33 11%
Physics and Astronomy 27 9%
Unspecified 11 4%
Other 27 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 63. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 July 2016.
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#137,125
of 8,029,085 outputs
Outputs from Advanced Materials
#181
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Outputs of similar age
#2,972
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Outputs of similar age from Advanced Materials
#2
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