Soft Robotics

Transferring Theory to Application

Editors: Verl, A., Albu-Schäffer, A., Brock, O., Raatz, A. (Eds.)

  • Overview of current developments in the emerging field of Soft Robotics
  • A novel approach in robotics
  • Written by experts in the field
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The research areas as well as the knowledge gained for the practical use of robots are growing and expanding beyond manufacturing and industrial automation, making inroads in sectors such as health care and terrain sensing, as well as general assistive systems working in close interaction with humans. In a situation like this, it is necessary for future robot systems to become less stiff and more specialized by taking inspiration from the mechanical compliance and versatility found in natural materials and organisms.
At present, a new discipline is emerging in this area, called »Soft Robotics«. It particularly challenges the traditional thinking of engineers, as the confluence of technologies, ranging from new materials, sensors, actuators and production techniques to new design tools, will make it possible to create new systems whose structures are almost completely made of soft materials, which bring about entirely new functions and behaviors, similar in many ways to natural systems.
These Proceedings focus on four main topics:
• Soft Actuators and Control
• Soft Interactions
• Soft Robot Assistants: Potential and Challenges
• Human-centered »Soft Robotics«.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Verl, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 3-4

  • Abstracts

    Drossel, Welf-Guntram (et al.)

    Pages 5-16

  • New Concepts for Distributed Actuators and Their Control

    Drossel, Welf-Guntram (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Artificial Muscles, Made of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators - A Promising Solution for Inherently Compliant Future Robots

    Yoo, In Seong (et al.)

    Pages 33-41

  • Musculoskeletal Robots and Wearable Devices on the Basis of Cable-driven Actuators

    Haegele, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 42-53

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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51549-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soft Robotics
Book Subtitle
Transferring Theory to Application
Editors
  • Alexander Verl
  • Alin Albu-Schäffer
  • Oliver Brock
  • Annika Raatz
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44506-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44506-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-44505-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51549-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations
Topics