This paper presents a novel method for making ligamentous articulations for robots. Ligamentous joints are widely found in animals, but they have been of limited appli- cation in robotics due to lack of analogous synthetic materials. The method presented combines 3D printing, tow laying and thermoplastic welding which enables manufacturing of this type of structure.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2014|
|Event||IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots - Madrid, Spain|
Duration: 18 Nov 2014 → 20 Nov 2014
|Conference||IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots|
|Period||18/11/14 → 20/11/14|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
Hockings, N., Iravani, P., & Bowen, C. (2014). Artificial ligamentous joints: Methods, materials and characteristics. Paper presented at IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Madrid, Spain.