Smooth creeping actuator by tip growth movement aiming for search and rescue operation

Abstract

This paper proposes a novel flexible fluid actuator with a long cylindrical structure, aimed at creeping smoothly even on rugged and narrow terrain. Since only the tip goes forward by drawing out the outer skin from its inside, the actuator creeps without moving against the outer environment, just like the plant's growing process. The actuator is composed… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980564

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