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Recently, a variety of soft actuators have been developed. However, applicable sensors such as potentiometers and optical encoders generally have high stiffness and when they are used in a soft actuator, the actuator loses its compliance. To solve this problem, a flexible displacement sensor has been developed. This sensor was fabricated by depositing a(More)
Recently, a variety of soft actuators have been developed. However, applicable sensors such as potentiometers and optical encoders generally have high stiffness. Therefore, a soft actuator loses its compliance when these sensors are used with the actuator. Thus, in this research, we have developed a flexible displacement sensor that can keep the compliance(More)
This study aims at development of intelligent McKibben actuators with embedded soft displacement /pressure sensors and micro valves. In the previous report, development of the rubber displacement sensor incorporated in the McKibben actuator and its application to the position servo system were reported. In this report, the soft pressure sensor made of(More)
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