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Inflated soft actuators with reversible stable deformations

2016

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Most soft robotic systems are currently dependent on bulky compressors or pumps. A soft actuation method is presented combining hyperelastic membranes and dielectric elastomer actuators to switch between stable deformations of sealed chambers. This method is capable of large repeatable deformations, and has a number of stable states proportional to the number of actuatable membranes in the chamber.

Author(s): Hines, Lindsey and Petersen, Kirstin and Sitti, Metin
Journal: Advanced Materials
Volume: 28
Number (issue): 19
Pages: 3690--3696
Year: 2016
Month: March
Day: 23

Department(s): Physical Intelligence
Research Project(s): Inflated soft actuators with reversible stable deformations
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600107

BibTex

@article{hines2016inflated,
  title = {Inflated soft actuators with reversible stable deformations},
  author = {Hines, Lindsey and Petersen, Kirstin and Sitti, Metin},
  journal = {Advanced Materials},
  volume = {28},
  number = {19},
  pages = {3690--3696},
  month = mar,
  year = {2016},
  month_numeric = {3}
}