OctArm - A soft robotic manipulator

  • Neppalli S
  • Jones B
  • McMahan W
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Abstract

Summary form only given. Continuum robots are biologically-inspired by the invertebrate organisms such as octopus arms and elephant trunks. These robots with a backbone-less structure offer a superior performance in unstructured and cluttered environments such as collapsed buildings, unknown geographical terrain, holes and tunnels. This video features OctArm, a continuum robot that demonstrates its capabilities in whole arm manipulation, biologically-inspired maneuvering, and grasping. The video also depicts a 3D graphical model of OctArm in that can be rendered in real-time in Matlab's real-time workshop.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 3D graphical model
  • Arm
  • Buildings
  • Graphical models
  • Intelligent robots
  • Legged locomotion
  • Manipulators
  • Matlab real-time workshop
  • Notice of Violation
  • OctArm soft robotic manipulator
  • Organisms
  • Shape
  • USA Councils
  • biologically-inspired grasping
  • biologically-inspired maneuvering
  • continuum robot
  • control engineering computing
  • elephant trunk
  • manipulators
  • octopus arm
  • real-time rendering
  • rendering (computer graphics)
  • solid modelling

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Authors

  • S. Neppalli

  • B. Jones

  • W. McMahan

  • V. Chitrakaran

  • I. Walker

  • M. Pritts

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