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Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 119-126
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11762320802617255

New Challenges in Biorobotics: Incorporating Soft Tissue into Control Systems

Barry A. Trimmer

Biology Department and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

Received 12 November 2008

Copyright © 2008 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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