Buckling Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle

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Title: Buckling Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle
Author: Yang, Dian; Verma, Mohit Singh; So, Ju-Hee; Mosadegh, Bobak; Keplinger, Christoph; Lee, Benjamin; Khashai, Fatemeh; Lossner, Elton Garret; Suo, Zhigang; Whitesides, George McClelland

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Citation: Yang, Dian, Mohit S. Verma, Ju-Hee So, Bobak Mosadegh, Christoph Keplinger, Benjamin Lee, Fatemeh Khashai, Elton Lossner, Zhigang Suo, and George M. Whitesides. 2016. Buckling Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle. Advanced Materials Technologies 1, no. 3: 1600055. Portico. doi:10.1002/admt.201600055.
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Abstract: The mechanical features of biological muscles are difficult to reproduce completely in synthetic systems. A new class of soft pneumatic structures (vacuum-actuated muscle-inspired pneumatic structures) is described that combines actuation by negative pressure (vacuum), with cooperative buckling of beams fabricated in a slab of elastomer, to achieve motion and demonstrate many features that are similar to that of mammalian muscle.
Published Version: 10.1002/admt.201600055
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