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Title: Flexible robotic actuators

Abstract

Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter include a soft robot capable of providing a radial deflection motions; a soft tentacle actuator capable of providing a variety of motions and providing transportation means for various types of materials; and a hybrid robotic system that retains desirable characteristics of both soft robots and hard robots. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter also include methods for operating the disclosed robotic systems.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1455184
Patent Number(s):
9981377
Application Number:
14/480,106
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A47 - FURNITURE A47L - DOMESTIC WASHING OR CLEANING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B25 - HAND TOOLS B25J - MANIPULATORS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-00ER45852
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Morin, Stephen A., Shepherd, Robert F., Stokes, Adam, Ilievski, Filip, Martinez, Ramses V., Branch, Jamie L., Fish, Carina R., Jin, Lihua, Nunes, Rui M. D., Suo, Zhigang, and Whitesides, George M. Flexible robotic actuators. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Morin, Stephen A., Shepherd, Robert F., Stokes, Adam, Ilievski, Filip, Martinez, Ramses V., Branch, Jamie L., Fish, Carina R., Jin, Lihua, Nunes, Rui M. D., Suo, Zhigang, & Whitesides, George M. Flexible robotic actuators. United States.
Morin, Stephen A., Shepherd, Robert F., Stokes, Adam, Ilievski, Filip, Martinez, Ramses V., Branch, Jamie L., Fish, Carina R., Jin, Lihua, Nunes, Rui M. D., Suo, Zhigang, and Whitesides, George M. Tue . "Flexible robotic actuators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1455184.
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abstractNote = {Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter include a soft robot capable of providing a radial deflection motions; a soft tentacle actuator capable of providing a variety of motions and providing transportation means for various types of materials; and a hybrid robotic system that retains desirable characteristics of both soft robots and hard robots. Some embodiments of the disclosed subject matter also include methods for operating the disclosed robotic systems.},
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