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1. WO2017058334 - 3D PRINTED HYBRID ROBOT

Publication Number WO/2017/058334
Publication Date 06.04.2017
International Application No. PCT/US2016/041594
International Filing Date 08.07.2016
IPC
F16F 7/12 2006.1
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
FSPRINGS; SHOCK-ABSORBERS; MEANS FOR DAMPING VIBRATION
7Vibration-dampers; Shock-absorbers
12using plastic deformation of members
CPC
B33Y 80/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
33ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
YADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
80Products made by additive manufacturing
Applicants
  • PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BARTLETT, Nicholas
  • WEAVER, James, C.
  • TOLLEY, Michael, T.
  • WOOD, Robert, J.
  • OVERVELDE, Johannes
  • BERTOLDI, Katia
Agents
  • SCOZZAFAVA, Mary, Rose
  • ALLEN, Owen, K
  • CAVANAUGH, David, L.
  • BEVILACQUA, Michael, J.
  • ANDERSON, Thomas, E.
Priority Data
62/191,17210.07.2015US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) 3D PRINTED HYBRID ROBOT
(FR) ROBOT HYBRIDE IMPRIMÉ EN 3D
Abstract
(EN) A hybrid robot containing integrated soft and rigid components includes at least one soft component, said soft component comprised of a first flexible material; at least one rigid component, said hard component comprised of a second rigid material; and an expandable chamber capable of actuation upon pressurization, wherein the hard component is integrally connected to the soft component by a functionally graded connector, wherein the functionally graded connector comprises a compositional gradient comprised of the first soft material and the second rigid material.
(FR) L'invention concerne un robot hybride contenant des éléments souple et rigide intégrés comprenant au moins un élément souple, ledit élément souple étant composé d'un premier matériau souple; au moins un élément rigide, ledit élément rigide étant composé d'un second matériau rigide; et une chambre extensible pouvant être actionnée lors d'une mise sous pression, ledit élément rigide étant raccordé d'un seul tenant à l'élément souple par un raccord à gradient de fonctionnalité, le raccord à gradient de fonctionnalité comprenant un gradient de composition composé du premier matériau souple et du second matériau rigide.
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