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Soft robot design methodology for ‘push-button’ manufacturing

‘Push-button’ or fully automated manufacturing would enable the production of robots with zero intervention from human hands. Realizing this utopia requires a fundamental shift from a sequential (design–materials–manufacturing) to a concurrent design methodology.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation Funds (Robust: 205321_163292 and START: 200021_165694) and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Robotics.

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The authors declare no competing interests.

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