Design and fabrication of multi-material structures for bioinspired robots

TitleDesign and fabrication of multi-material structures for bioinspired robots
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCutkosky, M., and S. Kim
JournalPhilosophical Transaction of the Royal Society
Volume367
Issue1894
Start Page1799
Pagination1799-1813
Date Published05/2009
Abstract

New multi-material rapid prototyping processes are making possible the design and fabrication of bioinspired robot structures that share some of the desirable properties of animal appendages. The structures combine stiff and compliant materials and incorporate sensors and other discrete components, resulting in robots that are less demanding to control than traditionally designed robots and more robust. Current challenges include extending this approach to the structures that involve microscopic as well as macroscopic features.

URLhttp://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/367/1894/1799.short
DOI10.1098/rsta.2009.0013