Fluidic Fabric Muscle Sheets for Wearable and Soft Robotics

  title={Fluidic Fabric Muscle Sheets for Wearable and Soft Robotics},
  author={M. Zhu and T. N. Do and Elliot W. Hawkes and Y. Visell},
  journal={Soft robotics},
  • M. Zhu, T. N. Do, +1 author Y. Visell
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Medicine, Engineering
  • Soft robotics
  • Conformable robotic systems are attractive for applications in which they may actuate structures with large surface areas, provide forces through wearable garments, or enable autonomous robotic systems. We present a new family of soft actuators that we refer to as Fluidic Fabric Muscle Sheets (FFMS). They are composite fabric structures that integrate fluidic transmissions based on arrays of elastic tubes. These sheet-like actuators can strain, squeeze, bend, and conform to hard or soft objects… CONTINUE READING
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