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Title:Robotic Actuator Mimicking Serpentine Locomotion
Author(s):Tian, Yanpei
Contributor(s):Banerjee, Arijit
Degree:B.S. (bachelor's)
Subject(s):electromagnetic (EM)
serpentine locomotion
robotic actuator
Abstract:At present, the structures that people have built to mimic serpentine locomotion mostly use motor as power output. Our objective in this project is to find a new method to drive a newly designed serpentine locomotion mimicking structure. We will focus on utilizing electromagnetic (EM) interaction as the means of powering in our research as EM is considered having higher energy density. The robotic actuator that mimics serpentine locomotion will have multiple sections as links within the structure. Each section in the “snake” shaped robotic actuator will produce some torque. Through a collective effort, the whole structure will move like a snake. The design objective is that, when compared with a traditional motor-driven actuator, our design has a higher power density.
Issue Date:2018-12
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-09-04

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