Soft robot motion under surface texture effects

Civici U. S., Parlar Z.

EMERGING MATERIALS RESEARCH, vol.9, no.1, pp.226-231, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1680/jemmr.19.00072
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-231
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Soft robotic actuators, which have the ability to perform motions of elongation, crawling, rotation, grasp and manhandling, are created by way of soft robots that are produced nowadays. Research in the field of materials is now used in the development of equipment used in medical applications such as artificial arms, robotic muscles and wearable robotics. It is seen that soft robots with air-propulsion systems provide more manipulation opportunities for the range of motion and degrees of freedom than other conventional systems with the help of materials development and control systems, soft robots will become more attractive in the near future in biomedical applications, in search and rescue, in the distribution of household items and objects. The main aim of this study is to examine the motion mechanism within an air-propulsion system on three different surface textures. These texture types are circular, trapezoidal and the pointed texture end is toward the direction of motion. It was observed that when the pointed texture end was toward the direction of motion higher elongation was provided.