Mechanically programmable soft robotic actuators


Grant Data
Project Title
Mechanically programmable soft robotic actuators
Principal Investigator
Dr Wang, Zheng   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-09-01
Completion Date
2018-08-31
Amount
776075
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Soft robotics, Actuator compliance, Mechanical programmability, Soft actuator modeling
Discipline
Robotics and Automation
Panel
Engineering (E)
Sponsor
RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS)
HKU Project Code
27210315
Grant Type
Early Career Scheme (ECS)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) Investigate a new type of soft actuator with inherent compliance and mechanical programmability; 2) Derive theoretical and computational tools for actuator design and programmability; 3) Develop a platform for the evaluation of soft actuators, benchmarking soft actuator performance against conventional robotic actuators.