A Caltech Library Service

Multibioinspired Soft Grasping Actuators with Laser-Induced Multiscale Microstructures

Zhang, Chenchu and Zhao, Linhan and Chen, Renfei and Cao, Rui and Zhao, Qiangqiang and Wang, Chaowei and Hu, Ying and Wu, Dong (2022) Multibioinspired Soft Grasping Actuators with Laser-Induced Multiscale Microstructures. Advanced Intelligent Systems, 4 (11). Art. No. 2200103. ISSN 2640-4567. doi:10.1002/aisy.202200103.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Soft robotics has been widely adopted in numerous applications of soft grippers, which utilize compliance to achieve superior grasping performances with excellent simplicity, adaptability, and robustness. The critical concerns for soft grippers are insufficient grasping ability and the limitation of functions. Herein, a multibionic soft gripper with multiscale microstructures is demonstrated, featuring light weight (12 mg), versatility, and endurance to heavy dust. The multibionic gripper mimics the grasping structure of eagle claws, the friction-increasing structure of gecko feet, and the shining structural color on butterfly wings. External laser stimuli allow the grasping of various objects and precise measurement of the target sizes. The soft actuator realizes a systematic bionic function rather than a single bionic function, providing new possibilities for miniaturization, environmental adaptation, and multifunctionality of grasping actuators.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Zhang, Chenchu0000-0002-3433-598X
Cao, Rui0000-0003-4444-7528
Wu, Dong0000-0003-2360-4109
Additional Information:This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant numbers 62105090 and 62005262); the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (grant numbers 2020M671888 and 2021T140649); and Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation (grant number 2008085J22).
Funding AgencyGrant Number
National Natural Science Foundation of China62105090
National Natural Science Foundation of China62005262
Postdoctoral Research Foundation of China2020M671888
Postdoctoral Research Foundation of China2021T140649
Issue or Number:11
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20221010-454096500.24
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:117308
Deposited By: Research Services Depository
Deposited On:12 Oct 2022 23:40
Last Modified:25 Jan 2023 18:50

Repository Staff Only: item control page