ICRA 2012 Paper Abstract


Paper TuB310.1

Manabe, Ryoichi (Okayama university), Suzumori, Koichi (Okayama University), Wakimoto, Shuichi (Okayama University)

A Functional Adhesive Robot Skin with Integrated Micro Rubber Suction Cups

Scheduled for presentation during the Interactive Session "Interactive Session TuB-3" (TuB310), Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 11:30−12:00, Ballroom D

2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 14-18, 2012, RiverCentre, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on October 15, 2018

Keywords Biologically-Inspired Robots, Micro/Nano Robots


The goal of this research is to develop an functional adhesive robot skin with micro suction cups realizing two new functions:adaptive adhesion to rough/curved surface and anisotropic adhesion. Both functions are realized by integration of asymmetric micro cups. This structure can be applied to various robot mechanisms like robot hands and wall-climbing robot foots and so on as robot skin. This paper especially reports the concept of this research and fundamental characteristics of a new fabricated robot skin. In over micro scale world, experimentally the skin shows unprecedented characteristics, namely, high adhesion force even on rough surface and anisotropic adhesion force.



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