Hydro Muscle -a novel soft fluidic actuator

  title={Hydro Muscle -a novel soft fluidic actuator},
  author={Saivimal Sridar and Corey J. Majeika and Phillip Schaffer and Matthew P. Bowers and Seiichiro Ueda and Andrew J. Barth and Jon L. Sorrells and Jon T. Wu and Thane R. Hunt and Marko B. Popovic},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
Hydro Muscles are linear actuators resembling ordinary biological muscles in terms of active dynamic output, passive material properties and appearance. The passive and dynamic characteristics of the latex based Hydro Muscle are addressed. The control tests of modular muscles are presented together with a muscle model relating sensed quantities with net force. Hydro Muscles are discussed in the context of conventional actuators. The hypothesis that Hydro Muscles have greater efficiency than… CONTINUE READING
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