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A reversible adhesive system for coupling together two objects may consist of two shape memory polymer with molecular “hooks and loops” on the surfaces (similar to Velcro). Utilizing the shape memory properties of the polymers, the molecular hooks and loops may be brought together to form non-covalent bonds, leading to macroscopic adhesion. Upon heating, the adhesive bond can be separated by a...