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Title: Flexible robotic actuators

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1455184
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
9,981,377
Application Number:
14/480,106
Contract Number:
FG02-00ER45852
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 08
Research Org:
President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English