FURI | Spring 2018

Soft Robotic Control System

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Traditional robotics employ rigid bodies to solve mechanical movement problems. Soft robotics are a class of robots that employ biomimicry to emulate the way natural systems produce movement and force. The benefit of such artificial muscular systems is apparent in the fields of health and medicine, where soft structures offer greater degrees of freedom and safer operation when interacting with humans. This research aims to characterize a soft bodied polymer, design a simple linear actuator and build a control system capable of driving a soft robot.

Student researcher

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Christopher Lue Sang

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona

Graduation date: Fall 2018