Printable pneumatic artificial muscles for anatomy-based humanoid robots

@article{Niiyama2015PrintablePA,
  title={Printable pneumatic artificial muscles for anatomy-based humanoid robots},
  author={Ryuma Niiyama and Carine Rognon and Yasuo Kuniyoshi},
  journal={2015 IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids)},
  year={2015},
  pages={401-406}
}
We propose a printable, pneumatic artificial muscle with great flexibility in design that is suitable for bio-inspired machines, especially, anatomy-based musculoskeletal robots. This artificial muscle is based on the recently developed thermal fabrication technique of inflatable actuators on sheet materials. In contrast to the cylindrical shape of the… CONTINUE READING