Monthly Archives: August 2017

Spring 2017 Soft Robotics

TUES. 5/2 ASME has completed its submission to the Soft Robotics Toolkit Competition. The team built a silicone “gripper” based on a design from Cornell University as well as a silicone actuator. After multiple iterations, the gripper was able to close three of its four fingers in the desired direction. The final actuator extended, but more axially than laterally and with a bend towards one direction. Visit the website to read the full report.

The final actuator bends to the side.

 

Gripper with three fingers bent correctly.