A self-sustained soft actuator able to rock and roll
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A triangular shaped liquid crystal network is shown to undergo a continual, rocking chair-like oscillatory chaotic motion upon exposure to a surface of constant temperature. With the addition of an azobenzene chromophore, dual response is achieved, extending the actuation freedom towards a film that shows rocking and rolling motion.