Vacuum-Actuated Bending for Grasping
AbstractSoft robotic devices typically are actuated with the application of a positive pressure (compared to ambient pressure), but some exciting work has been done with negative pressure application, with advantages for safety and robustness. Here, we present a negative pressure bending actuator inspired by previous work by Yang et al., fabricated using rapid prototyping techniques and elastomeric polymers. We describe the mechanical behavior of the system from a cellular solids perspective, showing the steps needed for the analysis and characterization of future similar systems. We find good agreement between experimentally measured values of displacement and force generated in atmospheric pressure conditions. View Full-Text
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Miller, J.T.; Wicks, N. Vacuum-Actuated Bending for Grasping. Robotics 2018, 7, 73.
Miller JT, Wicks N. Vacuum-Actuated Bending for Grasping. Robotics. 2018; 7(4):73.Chicago/Turabian Style
Miller, Jay T.; Wicks, Nathan. 2018. "Vacuum-Actuated Bending for Grasping." Robotics 7, no. 4: 73.
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