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Very nice, now I am thinking about what other shapes and functionalities could be made with this. Thanks.
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This is sooo ingenious! however, it looks like it slips a bit on each step. adding more surface area or weight should fix this.this would also be cool in a hexapod
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Thank you, but I'm not sure what you're talking about. Changing the durometer and air pressure can deliver more force, but with a given actuator, there will always be a consistent pressure-force curve. If I were to use a hydraulic fluid, it would transfer more force, but durometer and pressure would still have the same effect.
Great job indeed. But the efficiency depends on the elasticity of the silicone and, of course, the air pressure. So you cannot be sure to always have the same result. If you choose to work with a liquid, you'll get the same result each time as elasticity won't count no more.
I like your idea, but there are a few issues with it (besides the fact that it's just not what I wanted to make). Firstly, if I were to restrain a balloon with a rigid frame, then it would not be a fully soft robot. Secondly, your idea would make it difficult to make an actuator that does anything but just inflate, as the rigid frame would forbid it from bending or extending. Lastly, although restraining wireframes sound like a good idea, the inflatable tends to inflate in all other directions, making it not so useful for restricting movement. Typically soft actuators with restraints have restraints surrounding them completely. Hope this clears things up.
Why not take a balloon and attach to a straw? If you want a particular shape, make a frame to snap round the balloon.
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