A functional adhesive robot skin with integrated micro rubber suction cups

Ryoichi Manabe, Koichi Suzumori, Shuichi Wakimoto

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Abstract

The goal of this research is to develop a functional adhesive robot skin with micro suction cups, which realizes two new functions: adaptive adhesion to rough/curved surfaces and anisotropic adhesion. Both functions are realized by integration of asymmetric micro cups. This skin can be applied to various robot mechanisms such as robot hands, wall-climbing robot feet and so on as a kind of robot skins. This paper especially reports the concept of this adhesive robot skin and its fundamental characteristics. The experiments show the developed skin realizes novel characteristics, high adhesion even on rough surface and anisotropic adhesion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages904-909
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467314039
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012 - Saint Paul, MN, United States
Duration: May 14 2012May 18 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Paul, MN
Period5/14/125/18/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Manabe, R., Suzumori, K., & Wakimoto, S. (2012). A functional adhesive robot skin with integrated micro rubber suction cups. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2012 (pp. 904-909). [6224687] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2012.6224687