Movie S5.

This video highlights the LM-LCE potential for soft robotic applications. A soft crawling entity was fabricated using an LM-LCE as the active actuator with a thin layer of Sylgard 184 silicone adhered to the LM-LCE to force bending actuation. The crawler propels forward due to asymmetric friction.

A multifunctional shape-morphing elastomer with liquid metal inclusions

Michael J. Ford, Cedric P. Ambulo, Teresa A. Kent, Eric J. Markvicka, Chengfeng Pan, Jonathan Malen, Taylor H. Ware, and Carmel Majidi

PNAS. 2019. 116:21438-21444 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1911021116