Flexible manipulator inspired by octopus: development of soft arms using sponge and experiment for grasping various objects

Flexible manipulator inspired by octopus: development of soft arms using sponge and experiment... In this study, we focus on the intelligent behavior of an octopus and describe the development of a flexible manipulator. To realize the intelligent behavior, we employ sponges, rubbers and wires instead of electrical computers. The manipulator is controlled by the dynamics of the body such as the flexibility of the sponges, resilience of the rubbers and constraint by the wires. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed manipulator, we conducted experiment for grasping various objects. We confirmed that grasping behaviors similar to those of an octopus can be realized by the dynamics of the body without electrical computers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Artificial Life and Robotics Springer Journals

Flexible manipulator inspired by octopus: development of soft arms using sponge and experiment for grasping various objects

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Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by ISAROB
Subject
Computer Science; Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics); Computation by Abstract Devices; Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
ISSN
1433-5298
eISSN
1614-7456
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10015-017-0360-7
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Abstract

In this study, we focus on the intelligent behavior of an octopus and describe the development of a flexible manipulator. To realize the intelligent behavior, we employ sponges, rubbers and wires instead of electrical computers. The manipulator is controlled by the dynamics of the body such as the flexibility of the sponges, resilience of the rubbers and constraint by the wires. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed manipulator, we conducted experiment for grasping various objects. We confirmed that grasping behaviors similar to those of an octopus can be realized by the dynamics of the body without electrical computers.

Journal

Artificial Life and RoboticsSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 22, 2017

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