Pneumatic insect robots

Adam Stokes (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A modular pneumatic robotic actuator, including a first elongated hollow structure and a second elongated hollow structure connected to each other at a moveable joint; an inflatable bladder comprised of an elastomeric material disposed at the said joint and immobilized between the first and second hollow structures, wherein the said inflatable bladder inflates preferentially away from the joint; and a restraining membrane comprised of an elastomeric material disposed over the bladder and connecting the first and second hollow structures, wherein the said restraining membrane is relaxed when the bladder is deflated.
Original languageEnglish
IPCWO 2015200844 A3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2016

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