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Hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic actuators with muscle-like performance

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2018
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40 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
27 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
video
3 video uploaders

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389 Mendeley
Title
Hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic actuators with muscle-like performance
Published in
Science, January 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aao6139
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Authors

E. Acome, S. K. Mitchell, T. G. Morrissey, M. B. Emmett, C. Benjamin, M. King, M. Radakovitz, C. Keplinger

Abstract

Existing soft actuators have persistent challenges that restrain the potential of soft robotics, highlighting a need for soft transducers that are powerful, high-speed, efficient, and robust. We describe a class of soft actuators, termed hydraulically amplified self-healing electrostatic (HASEL) actuators, which harness a mechanism that couples electrostatic and hydraulic forces to achieve a variety of actuation modes. We introduce prototypical designs of HASEL actuators and demonstrate their robust, muscle-like performance as well as their ability to repeatedly self-heal after dielectric breakdown-all using widely available materials and common fabrication techniques. A soft gripper handling delicate objects and a self-sensing artificial muscle powering a robotic arm illustrate the wide potential of HASEL actuators for next-generation soft robotic devices.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 389 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 117 30%
Researcher 57 15%
Student > Master 45 12%
Student > Bachelor 30 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 30 8%
Other 59 15%
Unknown 51 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 176 45%
Materials Science 47 12%
Chemistry 33 8%
Chemical Engineering 12 3%
Physics and Astronomy 11 3%
Other 39 10%
Unknown 71 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 363. 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 09 September 2019.
All research outputs
#32,183
of 13,999,449 outputs
Outputs from Science
#1,508
of 63,407 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,895
of 398,212 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#97
of 975 outputs
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