Design and Analysis of a Soft Actuator for a Three-legged Soft Robot
- 10.2991/ame-17.2017.70How to use a DOI?
- Soft actuator, Soft robot, Flexible manipulator, Soft materials.
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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TY - CONF AU - Yu Miao AU - Zhi-Jiang Du AU - Wei Dong PY - 2017/04 DA - 2017/04 TI - Design and Analysis of a Soft Actuator for a Three-legged Soft Robot BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Advanced Material Engineering (AME 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 429 EP - 434 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ame-17.2017.70 DO - 10.2991/ame-17.2017.70 ID - Miao2017/04 ER -