Review of manufacturing processes for soft biomimetic robots

@article{Cho2009ReviewOM,
  title={Review of manufacturing processes for soft biomimetic robots},
  author={Kyu-Jin Cho and Je-sung Koh and Sangwoo Kim and W. Chu and Yongtaek Hong and Sung-Hoon Ahn},
  journal={International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={171-181}
}
This paper reviews various processes for manufacturing new type of robots termed “soft biomimetic robots.” Most robots are made of rigid metallic materials. But in recent years, various biomimetic robots based on soft materials and compliant parts have been developed. New manufacturing processes are required to fabricate these types of robots, and the processes include Shape Deposition Manufacturing (SDM) and Smart Composite Microstructures (SCM). Since the design of robots are limited by the… Expand
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