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JRM Vol.34 No.2 pp. 266-269
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0266
(2022)

Letter:

Development of High-Durability Flexible Fabrics Using High-Strength Synthetic Fibers and its Application to Soft Robots

Gen Endo*, Kaisei Yamagishi*, Yuta Yamanaka*, and Kenjiro Tadakuma**

*Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan

**Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
6-6-01 Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan

Received:
September 16, 2021
Accepted:
December 2, 2021
Published:
April 20, 2022
Keywords:
synthetic fiber fabric, high-strength fabric, soft pneumatic hand
Abstract
Development of High-Durability Flexible Fabrics Using High-Strength Synthetic Fibers and its Application to Soft Robots

Soft pneumatic hand with a fabric membrane

This letter introduces a research project as invited research of Science of Soft Robots from 2019–2020. The primary purpose of this research is to investigate the mechanical durability of fabrics subjected to repeated bending, as when used as a structural part of a soft robot. The fabric is then applied to a soft robot, a gripper for food handling. Two experimental durability testing devices are developed, and the results of initial measurements are presented. Additionally, a soft pneumatic hand with membranes, inspired by the form of a deep-sea octopus, is also presented as an application example.

Cite this article as:
G. Endo, K. Yamagishi, Y. Yamanaka, and K. Tadakuma, “Development of High-Durability Flexible Fabrics Using High-Strength Synthetic Fibers and its Application to Soft Robots,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34, No.2, pp. 266-269, 2022.
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