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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/act8010002
Title: On-board pneumatic pressure generation methods for soft robotics applications
Language: English
Authors: Adami, Momme 
Seibel, Arthur 
Keywords: soft robotics;soft actuators;on-board pneumatic pressure generation
Issue Date: 23-Dec-2018
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Actuators 2019, 8, 2
Journal or Series Name: Actuators 
Abstract (english): The design and construction of a soft robot are challenging tasks on their own. When the robot is supposed to operate without a tether, it becomes even more demanding. While a tethered operation is sufficient for a stationary use, it is impractical for wearable robots or performing tasks that demand a high mobility. Choosing and implementing an on-board pneumatic pressure source are particularly complex tasks. There are several different pressure generation methods to choose from, each with very different properties and ways of implementation. This review paper is written with the intention of informing about all pressure generation methods available in the field of soft robotics and providing an overview of the abilities and properties of each method. Nine different methods are described regarding their working principle, pressure generation behavior, energetic considerations, safety aspects, and suitability for soft robotics applications. All presented methods are evaluated in the most important categories for soft robotics pressure sources and compared to each other qualitatively and quantitatively as far as possible. The aim of the results presented is to simplify the choice of a suitable pressure generation method when designing an on-board pressure source for a soft robot.
DOI: 10.15480/882.1995
ISSN: 2076-0825
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/act8010002
Institute: Laser- und Anlagensystemtechnik G-2 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
Project: Open Access Publizieren 2018 - 2019 / TU Hamburg 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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