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Structural Color Soft Robot Interacts with Environment

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SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 8, 2019 — A soft robot with both color-changing and locomotion capabilities has been developed by a research team led by professor Xuemin Du from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Inspired by the color-changing capability of the chameleon, which can actively tune a lattice of light-reflecting nanocrystals in its top layer of skin to adapt to a changing environment, the structural color soft robot is able to sense modifications in the environment and exhibit vivid color alterations and programmable locomotion. Chameleon-inspired structural color soft...Read full article

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