Pneumatic balloon actuator with tunable bending points

Lanying Zheng, Shotaro Yoshida, Yuya Morimoto, Hiroaki Onoe, Shoji Takeuchi

研究成果: Conference article査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

We propose a pneumatic balloon actuator capable of controlling its bending points. Local stiffness of the balloon actuator can be controlled by embedding low-melting-point-alloy that becomes solid by cooling. The bending points can be changed depending on the position of the melted low-melting-point-alloy since the pneumatic actuator bends at soft point. The advantage of our actuator is that its bending point can be simply controlled without changing the design of the whole device. We believe that the proposed actuation mechanism will be useful in designing highly flexible actuators for soft robotics.

本文言語English
論文番号7050875
ページ(範囲)18-21
ページ数4
ジャーナルProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
2015-February
February
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 2 26
外部発表はい
イベント2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2015 - Estoril, Portugal
継続期間: 2015 1 182015 1 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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