Soft Pneumatic Actuator Arrays for Controlled Support and Positioning of Applied Loads

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dc.contributor.advisor Nielsen, P en
dc.contributor.advisor Taberner, A en
dc.contributor.author Randles, Hayden en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-24T21:25:05Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37172 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract Soft robotics is a rapidly developing field. This thesis details the modelling and construction of a soft robotic table/surface made from arrays of coupled bre-reinforced silicone actuators. Soft silicone actuators are used in many soft robots. In this project, soft actuators were used to create a compliant, deformable, 2D surface. The topology of this surface can be manipulated to provide controlled support and positioning of objects on that surface. This was done by coupling multiple soft fibre-reinforced actuators in a parallel arrangement. The effect of this coupling was explored in this project by means of computational models and physical 1D and a 2D arrays of soft silicone actuators. The output of this project was the creation of a 1D and a 2D array of soft actuators which can translate, rotate, and roll objects resting on the surface. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265074609302091 en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Soft Pneumatic Actuator Arrays for Controlled Support and Positioning of Applied Loads en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Bioengineering en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 741126 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Engineering Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-05-25 en


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