Simple passive valves for addressable pneumatic actuation

Nils Napp, Brandon Araki, Michael T. Tolley, Radhika Nagpal, Robert J. Wood

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Abstract

We present a method for setting the pressure of multiple chambers using a single pressure source when they are interconnected via band-pass valves. These valves can be constructed from simple passive devices that behave like leaky check valves. We present the theory of operation and design parameters for individual valves, give a control strategy for serial connections of pressure chambers, and demonstrate the approach by building prototype valves and using them to control serially connected soft-robotic actuators from a single pressure source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1440-1445
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479936854, 9781479936854
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 31 2014Jun 7 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period5/31/146/7/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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