Bioinspired Soft Actuation System Using Shape Memory Alloys

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Matteo Cianchetti; Alessia Licofonte; Maurizio Follador; Francesco Rogai; Cecilia Laschi;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Actuators (issn: 2076-0825)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/act3030226
  • Subject: shape memory alloy | TA401-492 | Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials | TK1001-1841 | soft actuators | muscular hydrostat | soft robotics | soft manipulator | Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations

Soft robotics requires technologies that are capable of generating forces even though the bodies are composed of very light, flexible and soft elements. A soft actuation mechanism was developed in this work, taking inspiration from the arm of the Octopus vulgaris, speci... View more
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