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Title: Soft buckling actuators

A soft actuator is described, including: a rotation center having a center of mass; a plurality of bucklable, elastic structural components each comprising a wall defining an axis along its longest dimension, the wall connected to the rotation center in a way that the axis is offset from the center of mass in a predetermined direction; and a plurality of cells each disposed between two adjacent bucklable, elastic structural components and configured for connection with a fluid inflation or deflation source; wherein upon the deflation of the cell, the bucklable, elastic structural components are configured to buckle in the predetermined direction. A soft actuating device including a plurality of the soft actuators and methods of actuation using the soft actuator or soft actuating device disclosed herein are also described.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1415021
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA) EFRC
Patent Number(s):
9,850,922
Application Number:
14/685,461
Contract Number:
SC0000989
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 13
Research Org:
President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

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