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Science  20 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6288, pp. 978-982
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf1092

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vol. 352 no. 6288 978-982

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  • Received for publication December 18, 2015
  • Accepted for publication March 23, 2016

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  1. M. A. Graule1,2,*,
  2. P. Chirarattananon2,3,
  3. S. B. Fuller2,4,
  4. N. T. Jafferis2,
  5. K. Y. Ma2,
  6. M. Spenko5,
  7. R. Kornbluh6,
  8. R. J. Wood2,*
  1. 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  2. 2John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  3. 3Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  4. 4Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
  5. 5Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616, USA.
  6. 6SRI International, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: graule{at}mit.edu(M.A.G.); rjwood{at}seas.harvard.edu (R.J.W.)

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