Robotic Fabrics: Multifunctional Fabrics for Reconfigurable and Wearable Soft Systems
Technical Report,15 Aug 2016,14 Aug 2019
Purdue University West Lafayette United States
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Reconfigurable systems that sense and adapt their position and structural properties will significantly enhance the performance of next-generation machines. This project aimed to address this need by introducing a class of planar soft robots based on fabrics. Robotic fabrics leverage the diverse properties of technical fabrics with integrated functional materials to achieve adaptable, compactable, and manufacturable structures. Robotic fabrics have all of the necessary functions, such as actuation, sensing, and stiffness control, embedded in a single conformable substrate by using responsive materials that reduce system complexity while adding functionality.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems