Soft pop-up mechanisms for micro surgical tools: Design and characterization of compliant millimeter-scale articulated structures

@article{Russo2016SoftPM,
  title={Soft pop-up mechanisms for micro surgical tools: Design and characterization of compliant millimeter-scale articulated structures},
  author={Sheila Russo and Tommaso Ranzani and Joshua B. Gafford and Conor J. Walsh and Robert J. Wood},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
  year={2016},
  pages={750-757}
}
This paper introduces a manufacturing technique which enables the integration of soft materials and soft fluidic micro-actuators in the Pop-up book MEMS paradigm. Such a technique represents a promising approach to the design and fabrication of low cost and scalable articulated mechanisms provided with sensing capabilities and on-board actuation with potential applications in the field of minimally invasive surgery. Design and integration of soft components in the rigid-flex laminates is… CONTINUE READING
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