Highly deformable 3-D printed soft robot generating inching and crawling locomotions with variable friction legs

  title={Highly deformable 3-D printed soft robot generating inching and crawling locomotions with variable friction legs},
  author={Takuya Umedachi and Vishesh Vikas and Barry Andrew Trimmer},
  journal={2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
  • T. UmedachiV. VikasB. Trimmer
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Materials Science, Engineering
  • 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Soft and continuum robots have the useful capability of adopting intricate postures and conforming to complex shapes. Furthermore, structures built from soft materials propagate mechanical energy from one part of the body to another, depending on its body shape, boundary condition, stiffness distribution, and so on. This makes the robots capable of producing a large number of force profiles to achieve useful behaviors and functionalities, even using a small number of actuators. Exploiting the… 

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