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Article: A Dual-Mode Actuator for Soft Robotic Hand

TitleA Dual-Mode Actuator for Soft Robotic Hand
Authors
KeywordsSoft robot applications
multifingered hands
dual-mode actuator
twisting tube actuation
Issue Date2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.ieee.org/membership-catalog/productdetail/showProductDetailPage.html?product=PER481-ELE
Citation
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2021, v. 6 n. 2, p. 1144-1151 How to Cite?
AbstractFluidic and tendon driven actuators are widely applied in soft robotic hand design. Fluidic actuated soft robotic hands are highly compliant and can adapt to various objects. Tendon driven soft robotic hands are easier to control and have high dexterity and large force output, however, they are less compliant than fluidic actuated ones. Most robotic hands are designed with only one actuation method. Combining both actuation methods can tap the advantages and make up each other's limitations but at the expense of more complicated design and control. In this research, we propose a simple dual-mode actuator that provides both fluidic and tendon actuation. The two actuation modes are achieved simultaneously by twisting an elastic tube filled with gas, liquid, or even a combination. The soft robotic finger, designed as a fluidic elastomer actuator (FEA), is actuated by the fluid displaced from tube twisting, as well as by the tendon due to tube contraction in twisting. The tendon drives a compliant metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the finger in order to provide a large bending angle and bending force to finger. Compared to an FEA soft finger, the proposed design can effectively increase the bending angle up to 150% (from 170 degrees to 260 degrees), and the blocking force up to 134% (from 3.2N to 4.3N). A soft robotic hand prototype with dual-mode actuators design is made for various grasping demonstrations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/305379
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2020 Impact Factor: 3.741
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.123

 

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dc.contributor.authorLi, Y-
dc.contributor.authorChen, Y-
dc.contributor.authorREN, T-
dc.contributor.authorHu, Y-
dc.contributor.authorLIU, H-
dc.contributor.authorLIN, S-
dc.contributor.authorYANG, Y-
dc.contributor.authorLI, Y-
dc.contributor.authorZHOU, J-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-20T10:08:34Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-20T10:08:34Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2021, v. 6 n. 2, p. 1144-1151-
dc.identifier.issn2377-3766-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/305379-
dc.description.abstractFluidic and tendon driven actuators are widely applied in soft robotic hand design. Fluidic actuated soft robotic hands are highly compliant and can adapt to various objects. Tendon driven soft robotic hands are easier to control and have high dexterity and large force output, however, they are less compliant than fluidic actuated ones. Most robotic hands are designed with only one actuation method. Combining both actuation methods can tap the advantages and make up each other's limitations but at the expense of more complicated design and control. In this research, we propose a simple dual-mode actuator that provides both fluidic and tendon actuation. The two actuation modes are achieved simultaneously by twisting an elastic tube filled with gas, liquid, or even a combination. The soft robotic finger, designed as a fluidic elastomer actuator (FEA), is actuated by the fluid displaced from tube twisting, as well as by the tendon due to tube contraction in twisting. The tendon drives a compliant metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of the finger in order to provide a large bending angle and bending force to finger. Compared to an FEA soft finger, the proposed design can effectively increase the bending angle up to 150% (from 170 degrees to 260 degrees), and the blocking force up to 134% (from 3.2N to 4.3N). A soft robotic hand prototype with dual-mode actuators design is made for various grasping demonstrations.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.ieee.org/membership-catalog/productdetail/showProductDetailPage.html?product=PER481-ELE-
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters-
dc.rightsIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Copyright © Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.-
dc.rights©20xx IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.-
dc.subjectSoft robot applications-
dc.subjectmultifingered hands-
dc.subjectdual-mode actuator-
dc.subjecttwisting tube actuation-
dc.titleA Dual-Mode Actuator for Soft Robotic Hand-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: riddick@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChen, Y: yhchen@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHu, Y: yhud@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityChen, Y=rp00099-
dc.identifier.authorityHu, Y=rp00432-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1109/LRA.2021.3056357-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85100740859-
dc.identifier.hkuros328170-
dc.identifier.volume6-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage1144-
dc.identifier.epage1151-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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