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dc.contributor.authorAubin, Cameron A
dc.contributor.authorGorissen, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorMilana, Edoardo
dc.contributor.authorBuskohl, Philip R
dc.contributor.authorLazarus, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorSlipher, Geoffrey A
dc.contributor.authorKeplinger, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorBongard, Josh
dc.contributor.authorIida, Fumiya
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Jennifer A
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Robert F
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-24T00:30:20Z
dc.date.available2022-02-24T00:30:20Z
dc.date.issued2022-02
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334387
dc.description.abstractAutonomous robots comprise actuation, energy, sensory and control systems built from materials and structures that are not necessarily designed and integrated for multifunctionality. Yet, animals and other organisms that robots strive to emulate contain highly sophisticated and interconnected systems at all organizational levels, which allow multiple functions to be performed simultaneously. Herein, we examine how system integration and multifunctionality in nature inspires a new paradigm for autonomous robots that we call Embodied Energy. Whereas most untethered robots use batteries to store energy and power their operation, recent advancements in energy-storage techniques enable chemical or electrical energy sources to be embodied directly within the structures and materials used to create robots, rather than requiring separate battery packs. This perspective highlights emerging examples of Embodied Energy in the context of developing autonomous robots.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.rights.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
dc.titleTowards enduring autonomous robots via embodied energy.
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Engineering
dc.date.updated2022-02-20T22:03:34Z
prism.endingPage402
prism.issueIdentifier7897
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.publicationNameNature
prism.startingPage393
prism.volume602
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.81803
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-14
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41586-021-04138-2
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidAubin, Cameron A [0000-0002-2715-8137]
dc.contributor.orcidGorissen, Benjamin [0000-0001-8275-7610]
dc.contributor.orcidMilana, Edoardo [0000-0003-3389-3039]
dc.contributor.orcidBuskohl, Philip R [0000-0001-5517-1956]
dc.contributor.orcidLazarus, Nathan [0000-0002-2713-5314]
dc.contributor.orcidSlipher, Geoffrey A [0000-0003-0532-0081]
dc.contributor.orcidKeplinger, Christoph [0000-0001-9151-4100]
dc.contributor.orcidBongard, Josh [0000-0001-8515-0822]
dc.contributor.orcidIida, Fumiya [0000-0001-9246-7190]
dc.contributor.orcidLewis, Jennifer A [0000-0002-0280-2774]
dc.contributor.orcidShepherd, Robert F [0000-0002-0631-9587]
dc.identifier.eissn1476-4687
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2022-02-16
cam.orpheus.success2022-02-23 - Embargo set during processing via Fast-track
cam.depositDate2022-02-20
pubs.licence-identifierapollo-deposit-licence-2-1
pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-08-16


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