Leveraging fluid resistance in soft robots

  title={Leveraging fluid resistance in soft robots},
  author={Chaim C. Futran and Steven Ceron and Benjamin C. Mac Murray and Robert F. Shepherd and Kirstin H. Petersen},
  journal={2018 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft)},
A key advantage to Fluidic Elastomer Actuators (FEA) is that they permit easy fabrication of robots capable of sophisticated manipulation and mobility. This advantage arises primarily from the continuous stretching and relaxation of elastomeric material that defines an active degree of freedom (DOF), prescribed during the manufacturing process. While the low elastic moduli of the soft material allows for infinite passive DOFs, each active DOF typically requires a valve and/or pump. On-board… 

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