This post organizes some interesting literature studies by their respective topics.


Miniature robotics

  1. Ryan M. Bena, Xuan-Truc Nguyen, Ariel A. Calderón, Alberto Rigo, and Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia
    SMARTI: A 60-mg steerable robot driven by high-frequency shape-memory alloy actuation
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2021
  2. Jiachen Zhang, Yubing Guo, Wenqi Hu, and Metin Sitti
    Wirelessly actuated thermo- and magneto-responsive soft bimorph materials with programmable shape-morphing
    Advanced Materials 2021
  3. Jiachen Zhang, Yubing Guo, Wenqi Hu, Ren Hao Soon, Zoey Davidson, and Metin Sitti
    Liquid crystal elastomer-based magnetic composite films for reconfigurable shape-morphing soft miniature machines
    Advanced Materials 2021
  4. Jiehua Xing, Ting Yin, Shuiming Li, Tiantian Xu, Aiqing Ma, Ze Chen, Yingmei Luo, Zhengyu Lai, Yingnian Lv, Hong Pan, Ruijing Liang, Xinyu Wu, Mingbin Zheng, and Lintao Cai
    Sequential magneto-actuated and optics-triggered biomicrorobots for targeted cancer therapy
    Advanced Functional Materials 2020
  5. Vincent M. Kadiri, Claudio Bussi, Andrew W. Holle, Kwanghyo Son, Hyunah Kwon, Gisela Schutz, Maximiliano G. Gutierrez, and Peer Fischer
    Biocompatible magnetic micro- and nanodevices: Fabrication of FePt nanopropellers and cell transfection
    Advanced Materials 2020
  6. Hui Xie, Mengmeng Sun, Xinjian Fan, Zhihua Lin, Weinan Chen, Lei Wang, Lixin Dong, and Qiang He
    Reconfigurable magnetic microrobot swarm: Multimode transformation, locomotion, and manipulation
    Science Robotics 2019
  7. Tianqi Xu, Jiachen Zhang, Mohammad Salehizadeh, Onaizah Onaizah, and Eric Diller
    Millimeter-scale flexible robots with programmable 3D magnetization and motions
    Science Robotics 2019
  8. Ziyu Ren, Wenqi Hu, Xiaoguang Dong, and Metin Sitti
    Multi-functional soft-bodied jellyfish-like swimming
    Nature Communications 2019
  9. Arijit Ghosh, ChangKyu Yoon, Federico Ongaro, Stefano Scheggi, Florin M. Selaru, Sarthak Misra, and David H. Gracias
    Stimuli-responsive soft untethered grippers for drug delivery and robotic surgery
    Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering 2017
  10. Jiachen Zhang, and Eric Diller
    Tetherless mobile micrograsping using a magnetic elastic composite materail
    Smart Materials and Structures 2016

Extended list

Soft robotics

  1. Wenfu Xu, Heng Zhang, Han Yuan, and Bin Liang
    A compliant adaptive gripper and its intrinsic force sensing method
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  2. Sukho Song, Dirk-Michael Drotlef, Donghong Son, Anastasia Koivikko, and Metin Sitti
    Sucktion-based soft robotic gripping of rough and irregular parts
    arXiv 2020

Biomedical robotics

  1. James W. Martin, Bruno Scaglioni, Joseph C. Norton, Venkataraman Subramanian, Alberto Arezzo, Keith L. Obstein, and Pietro Valdastri
    Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and autonomous magnetic manipulation
    Nature Machine Intelligence 2020
  2. Danni Zhong, Wanlin Li, Yuchen Qi, Jian He, and Min Zhou
    Photosynthetic biohybrid nanoswimmers system to alleviate tumor hypoxia for FL/PA/MR imaging-guided enhanced radio-photodynamic synergetic therapy
    Advanced Functional Materials 2020


  1. Jiachen Zhang, Ziyu Ren, Wenqi Hu, Ren Hao Soon, Immihan Ceren Yasa, Zemin Liu, and Metin Sitti
    Voxelated 3D miniature magnetic soft machines via multimaterial heterogeneous assembly
    Science Robotics 2021
  2. Yunus Alapan, Alp C. Karacakol, Seyda N. Guzelhan, Irem Isik, and Metin Sitti
    Reprogrammable shape morphing of magnetic soft machines
    Science Advances 2020
  3. P. A. G. S. Giachini, S. S. Gupta, W. Wang, D. Wood, M. Yunusa, E. Baharlou, Metin Sitti, and A. Menges
    Additive manufacturing of cellulose-based materials with continuous, multidirectional stiffness gradients
    Science Advances 2020
  4. Joshua Giltinan, Varun Sridhar, Ugur Bozuyuk, Devin Sheehan, and Metin Sitti
    3D microprinting of iron platinum nanoparticle-based magnetic mobile microrobots
    Advanced Intelligent Systems 2020
  5. Sam Kriegman, Douglas Blackiston, Michael Levin, and Josh Bongard
    A scalable pipeline for designing reconfigurable organisms
    PNAS 2020
  6. Edvinas Skliutas, Migle Lebedevaite, Sigita Kasetaite, Sima Rekstyte, Saulius Lileikis, Jolita Ostrauskaite, and Mangirdas Malinauskas
    A bio-based resin for a multi-scale optical 3D printing
    Scientific Reports 2020
  7. Tianqi Xu, Jiachen Zhang, Mohammad Salehizadeh, Onaizah Onaizah, and Eric Diller
    Millimeter-scale flexible robots with programmable 3D magnetization and motions
    Science Robotics 2019
  8. Mark A. Skylar-Scott, Jochen Mueller, Claas W. Visser, and Jennifer A. Lewis
    Voxelated soft matter via multimaterial multinozzle 3D printing
    Nature 2019
  9. Yoonho Kim, Hyunwoo Yuk, Ruike Zhao, Shawn A. Chester, and Xuanhe Zhao
    Printing ferromagnetic domains for untethered fast-transforming soft materials
    Nature 2018
  10. Eric Diller, and Metin Sitti
    3D programmable assembly by untethered magnetic robotic micro-grippers
    Advanced Functional Materials 2014

Extended list

Bio-related studies (targeted drug delivery, minimally invasive surgery, etc)

  1. Tanyong Wei, Jiang Liu, Dongfang Li, Shuxun Chen, Yachao Zhang, Junyang Li, Lei Fan, Zhangyan Guan, Chung-Mau Lo, Lidai Wang, Kwan Man, and Dong Sun
    Development of magnet-driven and image-guided degradable microrobots for the precise delivery of engineered stem cells for cancer therapy
    Small 2020
  2. Seyda Gunduz, Hassan Albadawi, and Rahmi Oklu
    Robotic devices for minimally invasive endovascular interventions: A new dawn for interventional radiology
    Advanced Intelligent Systems 2020
  3. Hermes Gadelha, Paul Hernandez-Herrera, Fernando Montoya, Alberto Darszon, and Gabriel Corkidi
    Human sperm uses asymmetric and anisotropic flagellar controls to regulate swimming symmetry and cell steering
    Science Advances 2020
  4. Chao-Wei Hwang, Peter V. Johnston, Gary Gerstenblith, Robert G. Weiss, Gordon F. Tomaselli, Virginia E. Bogdan, Asmi Panigrahi, Aleksandra Leszczynska, and Zhiyong Xia
    Stem cell impregnated nanofiber stent sleeve for on-stent production and intravascular delivery of paracrine factors
    Biomaterials 2015
  5. You Han Bae, Kinam Park
    Targeted drug delivery to tumors: Myths, reality and possibility
    Journal of Controlled Release 2011