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Soft circuits that self-heal under water

Nature Electronicsvolume 2pages5859 (2019) | Download Citation

Electronic skins that are able to restore their function when damaged in aquatic conditions could be used to create durable underwater soft robots.

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  1. Soft Machines Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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