In article number 1806698, Guoying Gu, Qi Ge, and co‐workers develop a paradigm to design and manufacture fast‐response, stiffness‐tunable (FRST) soft actuators via hybrid multimaterial 3D printing. The robotic gripper with three FRST actuators demonstrates a high load capacity and shape adaptivity by lifting objects with arbitrary shapes and various weights spanning from less than 10 g to 1.5 kg.
Zhang Y.F., Zhang N., Hingorani H., Ding N., Wang D., Yuan C., Zhang B., Gu G., Ge Q., “Fast-Response, Stiffness-Tunable Soft Actuator by Hybrid Multimaterial 3D Printing”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 15/2019.
First published: 09 April 2019, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201970098