P17227: Walking Soft Robot
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Background:

Soft robots are made up of flexible components that change shape when a medium causes a change in pressure. These robots are advantageous over rigid robots because they can tolerate deformation. This makes them ideal to complete dynamic tasks in various environments.

Motivation:

Previously team members from project P16227 were able to create a soft robotic hand that was able to inflate, grab a tennis ball, and then deflate. The system was able to travel using a base from a remote control car. The success of this limb laid the foundation to move onto additional research and development to create an inflatable walking robot. Eventually the project will combine individual components to create an entire soft inflatable robot.

Objective

The end result should yield a functional inflatable walking robot prototype that builds upon previous “air muscle” technology from the robotic hand in P16227. For additional information, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.

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Project Name
Walking Soft Robot
Project Number
P17227
Project Family
Soft Robotics
Start Term
2161
End Term
2165
Faculty Guide
Art North
Primary Customer
Kathleen Lamkin-Kennard
Sponsor:
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Team Members

Team Photo(left to right): Trevor Brudz, Amanda Drake, Nicole Casacci, Naveena Shanmugam, Cameron Crowl, Avery Becker

Team Photo(left to right): Trevor Brudz, Amanda Drake, Nicole Casacci, Naveena Shanmugam, Cameron Crowl, Avery Becker

Member Major Role Contact
Amanda Drake BME Liaison amd5796@g.rit.edu
Nicole Casacci BME Project Manger nac8875@g.rit.edu
Trevor Brudz EE Purchase Management tpb4175@rit.edu
Avery Becker BME Engineering Support adb5672@rit.edu
Naveena Shanmugam EE Facilitator nxs2063@rit.edu
Cameron Crowl ME Lead Engineer ctc1817@rit.edu

Table of Contents

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation

Acknowledgements