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A 3D Printed Modular Soft Gripper Integrated With Metamaterials for Conformal Grasping

Charbel Tawk, Rahim Mutlu, Gursel Alici
2022 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
The soft fingers of the gripper were optimized using finite element modeling (FEM).  ...  The fingers of the soft gripper along with the mechanical metamaterial, which integrates a soft auxetic structure and compliant ribs, was 3D printed in a single step, without requiring support material  ...  Design and Prototyping Soft-Rigid Tendon-Driven Modular Grippers Using Interpenetrating Phase Composites Materials. Int. J.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.799230 pmid:35071336 pmcid:PMC8782332 fatcat:cnbbb5k7bnaploxsrtdjup6dyi

A Review of Jamming Actuation in Soft Robotics

Seth G. Fitzgerald, Gary W. Delaney, David Howard
2020 Actuators  
We conclude with perspectives for future studies in soft jamming robotics research, particularly elucidating how emerging technologies, including multi-material 3D printing, can enable the design and creation  ...  Numerous applications have been reported, including deep-sea sampling, industrial gripping, and use as paws for legged locomotion.  ...  used materials in other soft robotic grippers [2] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/act9040104 fatcat:7qbujcabsreexa5j5r6qxghajy

A Review of Multi-Material 3D Printing of Functional Materials via Vat Photopolymerization

Usman Shaukat, Elisabeth Rossegger, Sandra Schlögl
2022 Polymers  
However, the technology is currently limited by design strategies, material chemistries, and equipment limitations.  ...  With recent advancements in additive manufacturing, the technology has excited a great potential for extension of simple designs to complex multi-material geometries.  ...  Young's moduli of selected soft and rigid materials [1, 14, 22] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/polym14122449 pmid:35746024 pmcid:PMC9227803 fatcat:rusziz2ffbdk5f74tcfb7e35vm

Becoming Sustainable, The New Frontier in Soft Robotics

Florian Hartmann, Melanie Baumgartner, Martin Kaltenbrunner
2020 Advanced Materials  
This review outlines the rise of sustainable materials in soft and bioinspired robotics, targeting all robotic components from actuators to energy storage and electronics.  ...  Mitigating these adverse effects is among the grand challenges of the society and at the forefront of materials research.  ...  The authors thank DI Doris Danninger and Dr. Robert Koeppe for discussion and their comments during writing and Dr. Daniela Wirthl for proofreading the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1002/adma.202004413 pmid:33336520 fatcat:rvqfgm6jofe2rivwsoacfqwckq

Conceptual design and multidisciplinary optimization of in-plane morphing wing structures

Daisaku Inoyama, Brian P. Sanders, James J. Joo, Douglas K. Lindner
2006 Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control  
(Lithuania) SPIE • Smart Structures and Materials/NDE • spie.org/events/ssmnde • The one-dimensional phase transformation model proposed by Ikeda et al. [2004 Smart Mater.  ...  Snap-through buckling is a step further in the direction of using non-linear mechanics for actuator design.  ...  Many of the same issues affecting the neuromuscular implant come into play when designing soft robots -including distributed, adaptive control systems and modular vs. monolithic designs. 6168-44, Session  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.658686 fatcat:rqnvt2atkjgnvpog5pivwjejzm

Biomimetic Flow Sensors [chapter]

Jérôme Casas, Chang Liu, Gijs Krijnen
2016 Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology  
Two of the more common compliant structures used for MEMS actuators are fixed-guided beams and the folded flexure structure.  ...  The section covering energy conversion mechanisms discussed the common mechanisms used in MEMS actuators and went into detail on electrostatic actuation.  ...  unstressed soft tissues versus bones or tendons) [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9780-1_264 fatcat:n4kd5qdqvvh55eqqbrcd2dxcjm

Bioadhesion [chapter]

Manuel L. B. Palacio, Bharat Bhushan
2016 Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology  
Two of the more common compliant structures used for MEMS actuators are fixed-guided beams and the folded flexure structure.  ...  The section covering energy conversion mechanisms discussed the common mechanisms used in MEMS actuators and went into detail on electrostatic actuation.  ...  unstressed soft tissues versus bones or tendons) [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9780-1_106 fatcat:jtfpyacxo5dk5opvtd23gfvlvu

ELASTOMERIC MATERIAL CHEMISTRIES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF SOFT MACHINES

Thomas John Wallin
2018
With the problem defined, I then attempt to address the gaps in materials compatibility with stereolithography printing by designing two chemical platforms.  ...  strains and prevent technical applications in biomedicine and soft robotics.  ...  (FIG. 1 .3b). 59 Thermoplastic polyurethanes have also been used for the 3D printing of flexure hinges for tendon-driven, soft prosthetic fingers. 60 In this ase, the FDM process was programmed to introduce  ... 
doi:10.7298/x4cf9n9g fatcat:om3vpqbelzesfdgaa7x5ittt5e