Design of a robotic flexible actuator based on layer jamming

Kowalski, Kristian and Secco, Emanuele Lindo (2021) Design of a robotic flexible actuator based on layer jamming. In: 2nd Congress on Intelligent Systems CIS 2021, September 04-05, 2021, World Conference in Virtual Format. (Accepted for Publication)

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This research paper provides an insight into one of the most promising fields of robotics, which brings together two main elements: the traditional or rigid robotics and the soft robotics. A branch of soft-rigid robots can perform and modulate soft and rigid configurations by means of an approach called jamming. Here we explore how to use layer jamming, namely a set of layers within a flexible membrane, in order to design soft robotics.
The paper introduces a quick overview of the history of soft robotics, then it presents the design of a functional prototype of soft-rigid robotic arm with the results of preliminary trials and discussion of future advances where we show the capability of the system in order to lift up possible loads.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's version of an article that has been accepted for presentation at the 2nd Congress on Intelligent Systems CIS 2021.
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Emanuele Secco
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 09:04
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 09:04

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