A contraction type soft actuator using poly vinyl chloride gel

Abstract

A poly vinyl chloride (PVC) gel actuator shows great potential for use as an artificial muscle because of such positive characteristics as movement in the air, large deformation, and being light in weight. A bending type actuator using PVC gel was studied previously [4]–[6]. In order to construct an artificial muscle it is necessary to compose an actuator… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2009.4913093

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