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Smart Soft Actuators and Grippers Enabled by Self Powered Tribo-Skins

VALUE PROPOSITION End effectors or grippers are an essential tool integrated with robotic arms for achieving grasping and manipulating functions in a variety of tasks, ranging from picking up and holding objects, to sorting, to locomotion and many other applications. Inspired by human hands, most traditional robotic grippers are made of assembled flexible...
Published: 2/17/2023   |   Inventor(s): Changyong Cao, Yaokun Pang, Shoue Chen, Xiaobo Tan
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Subassemblies and Components, Devices

Gliding Robotic Fish Navigation and Propulsion

Executive SummaryAutonomous robots provide a means to remotely perform a wide variety of tasks. For underwater robots an energetically passive mode of movement is important as well as a platform capable of a variety of sensors. We have developed a bio-inspired robotic vehicle based on the body of ray-finned fish. The robot has a reconfigurable sensor...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Xiaobo Tan, Feitian Zhang, Jianxun Wang, John Thon
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Devices, Environment

Novel Electroactive Polymer-based Flow Sensors for Automotive Systems

Description of TechnologyMichigan State University’s sensing technology enables potential commercial applications in a broad range of industrial applications where information is needed on a combination of fluid/gas flow rates (e.g., in a line), along with the real-time density/viscosity variation of those fluids or gases. The invention uses electroactive...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Guoming Zhu, Xiaobo Tan, David Hung
Keywords(s): 3D Cursor, Automotive, Engine Control Module, Ethanol, Mass Air Flow Sensor, Polymers Category(s): Mechanical, Electrical, Devices