Title

Pneumatic Technology and its Applications in Soft Robotics

School Name

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

The intention of this research was to explore the use of soft robotics in manufacturing applications. My work focused on constructing a four-armed rubber/silicone gripper powered by pneumatics. The molding that formed the gripper’s shape was 3D printed, resulting in a robotic gripper called “Starfish,” due to its shape. I applied this technology to a production environment to explore possible future applications.

Location

Neville 109

Start Date

4-14-2018 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 10:00 AM

Pneumatic Technology and its Applications in Soft Robotics

Neville 109

The intention of this research was to explore the use of soft robotics in manufacturing applications. My work focused on constructing a four-armed rubber/silicone gripper powered by pneumatics. The molding that formed the gripper’s shape was 3D printed, resulting in a robotic gripper called “Starfish,” due to its shape. I applied this technology to a production environment to explore possible future applications.