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Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Material for:

New soft robots really suck: Vacuum-powered systems empower diverse capabilities

Matthew A. Robertson and Jamie Paik*

*Corresponding author. Email: jamie.paik{at}

Published 30 August 2017, Sci. Robot. 2, eaan6357 (2017)
DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aan6357

This PDF file includes:

  • Fig. S1. Anatomy of a V-SPA.
  • Fig. S2. Fabrication and testing of jamming module.
  • Fig. S3. Single wire module networking with serial LED driver IC.
  • Legends for movies S1 to S6
  • Reference (51)

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.mp4 format). Binary control of 3-DoF V-SPA array without modular interface.
  • Movie S2 (.mp4 format). Binary workspace of V-SPA Module.
  • Movie S3 (.mp4 format). Continuum robot repeatability test.
  • Movie S4 (.mp4 format). Vacuum suction manipulation with continuum robot.
  • Movie S5 (.mp4 format). Vacuum suction climbing with payload.
  • Movie S6 (.mp4 format). Vacuum robot locomotion.

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