Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)

Design and Analysis of a Soft Actuator for a Three-legged Soft Robot

Authors
Yu Miao, Zhi-Jiang Du, Wei Dong
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Yu Miao
Available Online April 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.70How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Soft actuator, Soft robot, Flexible manipulator, Soft materials.
Abstract
Due to a multitude of potential applications in safe interaction with human co-workers, soft robotic manipulators have attracted attention from researchers in recent years. However, it is difficult to model a soft robot because of the flexibility of soft materials, which has limited its applications. This paper presents a modelling method for a pneumatic soft actuator based on matrix displacement method. Kinematics of a sample soft actuator is analyzed and the performance of the actuator is tested by experiments. This paper also describes the potential use of the proposed soft actuator in a three-legged soft robot.
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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
April 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-336-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.70How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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