This work demonstrates 3D printed soft actuators with complex shapes and remote actuation using an external magnetic field. Instead of embedding magnetic particles in a polymeric matrix, we fabricated a novel ferrofluid-based actuator, in which the fluid can be moved to different locations in the actuator to affect actuator response. We studied the effect of both the ferrofluid and the 3D printed material on the motion of simple actuators using 3D printed tubes. In addition, we 3D printed more complex actuators mimicking a human hand and a worm to demonstrate more complex motion.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - May 2019|
|Event||2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019 - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 20 May 2019 → 24 May 2019
|Name||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|Conference||2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2019|
|Period||20/05/19 → 24/05/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Research supported by the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD), Contract #4440767595 1. Ela Sachyani Keneth and Shlomo Magdassi are with the Casali Center of Applied Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904, Jerusalem, Israel. (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) 2. Alexander R. Epstein and Michal Soreni Harari were with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research University of Maryland, College Park, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).
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