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1. (WO2013148340) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ACTUATORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/148340    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/032297
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: B25J 9/10
B25J 9/14
Applicants: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
Inventors: 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.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING FLEXIBLE ROBOTIC ACTUATORS
Abstract:
Systems and methods for providing flexible robotic actuators are disclosed. Thanks to the concentrical positioning of a plurality of inflatable channels, the claimed soft robot is capable of providing a radial deflection motion. A method for operating the disclosed robotic systems is also disclosed.