Spider leg hydraulics research featured on Nature Reviews Physics

Guillermo Amador (WUR) was part of a study on the semi-hydraulic actuation of spider legs in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and ETH Zurich. The study, published in Soft Matter, revealed the fluid mechanics and rheology of the leg extension process, which may inspire new hydraulic systems for soft robotics.

The study and publication were recently featured in Nature Reviews Physics:


More information on the publication can be found under the Research Output section of the website.