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Miniature soft robots — road to the clinic

Miniature soft robots — road to the clinic Soft small robots offer the opportunity to non-invasively access human tissue to perform medical operations and deliver drugs; however, challenges in materials design, biocompatibility and function control remain to be overcome for soft robots to reach the clinic. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Reviews Materials Springer Journals

Miniature soft robots — road to the clinic

Nature Reviews Materials , Volume 3 (6) – Apr 19, 2018

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Macmillan Publishers Ltd., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Materials Science; Materials Science, general; Optical and Electronic Materials; Biomaterials; Nanotechnology; Condensed Matter Physics
eISSN
2058-8437
DOI
10.1038/s41578-018-0001-3
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Abstract

Soft small robots offer the opportunity to non-invasively access human tissue to perform medical operations and deliver drugs; however, challenges in materials design, biocompatibility and function control remain to be overcome for soft robots to reach the clinic.

Journal

Nature Reviews MaterialsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 19, 2018

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