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JRM Vol.26 No.1 pp. 105-106
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0105
(2014)

Development Report:

Pneumatically-Driven Active Cord Mechanism “Slim Slime Robot”

Hidetaka Ohno* and Shigeo Hirose**

*Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shonan Institute of Technology, 1-1-25 Tujido Nishi-Kaigan, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 251-8511, Japan

**HiBot Corporation, Daichi Hanatani Building #801, 2-18-3 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0064, Japan

Received:
September 6, 2013
Accepted:
November 12, 2013
Published:
February 20, 2014
Keywords:
snake-like robot, worm-like robot, pneumatically-driven robot, hyper-redundant robot
Abstract

The Slim Slime Robot is a hyper redundant mobile robot with three-dimensional workspace composed of serially connected modules driven by pneumatic actuators. This paper covers the design and control of the Slim Slime Robot.

Cite this article as:
H. Ohno and S. Hirose, “Pneumatically-Driven Active Cord Mechanism “Slim Slime Robot”,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.1, pp. 105-106, 2014.
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References
  1. [1] S. Hirose, “Biologically Inspired Robots,” Oxford University Press, 1987.
  2. [2] H. Ohno and S. Hirose, “Study on Active Cord Mechanisms – Basic Design of Pneumatically Driven Active Cord Mechanism –,” J. of Robocits and Mechatronics, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 416-423, 2003.
  3. [3] H. Ohno and S. Hirose, “Study on Active Cord Mechanisms – Biomechanical Consideration on its 3D Gaits –,” J. of Robocits and Mechatronics, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 424-431, 2003.

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