An elephant-trunk manipulator with twisting flexional rods

@article{Yang2015AnEM,
  title={An elephant-trunk manipulator with twisting flexional rods},
  author={Yunfang Yang and Wenzeng Zhang},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)},
  year={2015},
  pages={13-18}
}
Different from traditional multiple backbones continuum manipulators, a novel elephant-trunk manipulator, called ET Arm, is design and developed. The ET Arm is composed of one or two segments (called muscle segment). The muscle segment includes three reduced motors, three flexional rods connected to screw, multiple disks, springs and wired bellows. When any… CONTINUE READING