Microscale Soft Robotics

Motivations, Progress, and Outlook

  • Jaeyoun (Jay)┬áKim

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim
    Pages 1-3
  3. Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim
    Pages 5-10
  4. Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim
    Pages 11-38
  5. Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim
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  6. Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim
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  7. Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 93-107

About this book


This book presents the technological basics and applications of small-scale (mm to sub-mm in length-scales) soft robots and devices, written for researchers in both academia and industry. Author Jaeyoun Kim presents technological motivations, enabling factors, and examples in an inter-linked fashion, making it easy for readers to understand and explore how microscale soft robots are a solution to researchers in search of technological platforms for safe, human-friendly biomedical devices. A compact and timely introduction, this book summarizes not only the enabling factors for soft robots and MEMS devices, but also provides a survey of progress in the field and looks to the future in terms of the material, design, and application aspects this new technology demonstrates.


Biomedical robots and devices Biomimetics Soft lithography-based fabrication techniques Elastomeric materials Microscale soft sensors Microscale soft MEMS devices Microscale soft robots Shape-engineering Microfluidic integration BioMEMS integration s3 robots Shape engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaeyoun (Jay)┬áKim
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50285-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50286-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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