Materials, Actuators, and Sensors for Soft Bioinspired Robots

Mahdi Ilami, Hosain Bagheri, Reza Ahmed, E. Olga Skowronek, Hamid Marvi

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Biological systems can perform complex tasks with high compliance levels. This makes them a great source of inspiration for soft robotics. Indeed, the union of these fields has brought about bioinspired soft robotics, with hundreds of publications on novel research each year. This review aims to survey fundamental advances in bioinspired soft actuators and sensors with a focus on the progress between 2017 and 2020, providing a primer for the materials used in their design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2003139
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 13 2021


  • bioinspired actuators
  • bioinspired robotics
  • bioinspired sensors
  • soft materials
  • soft robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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