Digital Logic for Soft Devices

April 3, 2019

"Digital Logic for Soft Devices", Preston, D. J., Rothemund, P., Jiang, H. J., Nemitz, M. P., Rawson, J., Suo, Z. and Whitesides, G. M. PNAS Plus, 2019.

This submersible soft robot autonomously and repeatedly dives and surfaces, enabling applications where continuous underwater sampling is required without hard components--for example, to avoid detection, or to handle delicate samples. The robot can also be summoned to the surface at any time by a human user upon the press of a soft button.