Faboratory Variable Length Pneumatic
Actuator with Directional String Constraint System

Year

Goal

Role

2019

Research in Faboratory focused on creating a new type of actuator that takes advantages of soft material. By encasing an airtight case in a flexible material with cables sewn in, an actuator that can change its volume and direction is created. This can increase adaptability and dexterity without the need for a complicated driving mechanism, leading to reduced weight and cost.

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Tech Involved

Solidworks, 3D Printer, Arduino

Actuator Design

Actuator Manufacturing

Actuator Testing

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