We will develop a small and lightweight pneumatic system. We will conduct research on small pneumatic valves and the control of pneumatic actuators using small pneumatic valves.
Air pressure has been widely used as a power source in manufacturing and medicine, and has attracted attention as a power source for soft robots. A shortcoming of the pneumatic system comes from large and heavy pneumatic valves and compressors. Thus, we will conduct research on small and lightweight pneumatic elements.
|micro pneumatic valve||deformable pneumatic
|2017/11/29-12/2||Demonstrating soft grippers and micro pneumatic valves at International Robot Exhibition|
|2015/12/2-5||Demonstrating binding hands and micro pneumatic valves at International Robot Exhibition|