How to transport fluids, move solids or perceive mechanical signals without the equivalent of pumps, muscles or nerves? This challenge, which is relevant to microfluidics and robotics, has long been solved by plants. In this project, we gather tools and concepts from biomechanics and soft matter physics to address basic mechanisms used by plants to perceive mechanical stimuli and generate motion.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement N°647384).

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