Buckling Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle

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Yang, Dian; Verma, Mohit Singh; So, Ju-Hee; Mosadegh, Bobak; Keplinger, Christoph; Lee, Benjamin; Khashai, Fatemeh; Lossner, Elton Garret; Suo, Zhigang; Whitesides, George McClelland;
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1002/admt.201600055, doi: 10.1002/admt.201600055.
  • Subject: muscle-like actuator | buckling | linear actuator | soft actuators | pneumatic actuation
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Tissues and Organs | Computer Science::Robotics | Computer Science::Systems and Control
    mesheuropmc: technology, industry, and agriculture

The mechanical features of biological muscles are difficult to reproduce completely in synthetic systems. A new class of soft pneumatic structures (vacuum-actuated muscle-inspired pneumatic structures) is described that combines actuation by negative pressure (vacuum), ... View more
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