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Bio-Inspired Octopus Robot Based on Novel Soft Fluidic Actuator

Fras, J; Noh, Y; Maciaś, M; Wurdemann, HA; Althoefer, K; (2018) Bio-Inspired Octopus Robot Based on Novel Soft Fluidic Actuator. In: Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Many modern roboticists take inspiration from biology to create novel robotic structures, including those that are modeled after the octopus. This paper advances this trend by creating soft robots modeling the complex motion patterns of octopus tentacles employing a bio-mimetic approach. The proposed octopus robot is entirely made from soft material and uses a novel fluidic actuation mechanism that allows the robot to advance forward, change directions and rotate around its primary axis. The paper presents the robot’s design and fabrication process. An experimental study is conducted showing the feasibility of the proposed robot and actuation mechanism.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Bio-Inspired Octopus Robot Based on Novel Soft Fluidic Actuator
Event: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Location: Brisbane
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/home.jsp
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044463
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