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CANDYBOTS: a new generation of 3D‐printed sugar‐based transient small‐scale robots.

S. Gervasoni, A. Terzopoulou, C. Franco, A. Veciana, N. Pedrini, J. T. Burri, C. de Marco, E. C. Siringil, X‐Zh. Chen, B. J. Nelson, J. Puigmartí-Luis, S. Pané.
Adv. Mater., 32 (2020) 2005652.

Sugars are among the main sources of energy and structural building blocks for almost all forms of life. Because of their degradability, resorbability, and biocompatibility, sugars are compelling materials in transient devices and robotics. Here, an additive manufacturing approach for the production of sugar-based 3D composites is introduced, which can pave the way for a new generation of transient small-scale devices.