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Design and Fabrication of Fabric ReinforcedTextile Actuators forSoft Robotic Graspers

Abstract Wearable assistive devices have been greatly improved thanks to advancements made in soft robotics, even creation soft extra arms for paralyzed patients. Grasping remains an active area of research of soft extra limbs. Soft robotics allow the creation of grippers that due to their inherit compliance making them lightweight, safer for human interactions, more robust in unknown environments and simpler to control than their rigid counterparts. A current problem in soft robotics is the lack of seamless integration of soft grippers into wearable devices, which is in part due to the use of elastomeric materials used for the creation of most of these grippers. This work introduces fabric-reinforced textile actuators (FRTA). The selection of mater... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Lopez Arellano, Francisco (Author) / Santello, Marco (Advisor) / Zhang, Wenlong (Advisor) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Robotics / Assisitive Technology / Soft Robotics / Wearable Devices
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 56 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biomedical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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