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14th August 2015, 23:38
Developer - CWRU Biorobotics Lab (https://pr.ai/showthread.php?2542)

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"Continuous wave peristaltic locomotion (http://biorobots.case.edu/projects/softworm)"

by BioRobotsAdmin
July 2, 2015

14th August 2015, 23:39

Worms, waves, and robots: The worm turns… and runs
June 4, 2013

We have developed several innovative designs for a new kind of robot that uses peristalsis, the method of locomotion used by earthworms. Unlike previous wormlike robots, our concept uses a continuously deformable outer mesh that interpolates the body position between discrete actuators. In this video we summarize our progress with this soft hyper-redundant robot.
This video won the "Best Video" award at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ‘12): icra2012.org/awards
Boxerbaum, A.S., Horchler, A.D., Shaw, K.M., Chiel, H.J., Quinn, R.D., (2012) Worms, Waves, and Robots: The Worm Turns… and Runs, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ‘12), 3537–3538, St. Paul, MN, May 14–18 dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224805

14th August 2015, 23:40

Compliant Modular Mesh Worm
June 26, 2015

Compliant Modular Mesh Worm (CMMWorm), utilizes a compliant mesh actuated at modular segments to create waveforms along its body. These waveforms can generate peristaltic motion of the body similar to that of an earthworm. The modular mesh is constructed from 3-D printed and commercially available parts allowing for the testing of a variety of components that can be easily interchanged. The six-segment robot can traverse flat ground and pipes.

15th December 2015, 23:38

Research ShowCASE 2016 - Building A Worm Robot

Published on Dec 15, 2015

Join Akhil Kandhari, a PhD student in the Biologically Inspired Robotics lab at CWRU, as he explains and shows off his soft-body robot that mimics the movement of a worm. The worm has practical implications in fixing water pipes or even, one day, fitting inside a blood vein.