Robot skin with integrated micro rubber suction cups adhering rough surfaces

Ryoichi Manabe, Koichi Suzumori, Shuichi Wakimoto

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to realize a functional adhesive robot skin with integrated micro suction cups, which has two new functions involving adaptive adhesion to rough/curved surfaces and anisotropic adhesion. This skin can be applied to various robot mechanisms such as robot hands, wall climbing robot feet and so on. In this report, the robot skins have been successfully developed to realize the higher adaptive adhesion by modifying materials and integration density of suction cups. The suction cups on 10mm × 10mm area realize the adhesion to surfaces with 145μm RMS roughness and with gap of 900μm in height.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationNew Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages4052-4057
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 8 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2013 26th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: New Horizon, IROS 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/3/1311/8/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Manabe, R., Suzumori, K., & Wakimoto, S. (2013). Robot skin with integrated micro rubber suction cups adhering rough surfaces. In IROS 2013: New Horizon, Conference Digest - 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 4052-4057). [6696936] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696936