Seppe Terryn - Speaker

Bram Vanderborght - Contributor

Joost Brancart - Contributor

Guy Van Assche - Contributor

Soft robots consist almost entirely out of flexible polymers that can resist high impacts. However their soft membranes are easily damaged by sharp objects. In this research soft robots were given a self-healing ability by constructing them out of Diels-Alder elastomers. They can heal realistic damages in their membranes using a healing procedure that involves mild heating. In the manufacturing process of these soft robots, noted “shaping-through-folding-and-self-healing”, the self-healing ability is essential. This technique allows developing complex 3D polygon structure out of 2D sheets by combining folding and healing steps.
28 Sep 2017

Event (Conference)

Title2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017)

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