Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014
EventIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 18 Nov 201420 Nov 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period18/11/1420/11/14

Keywords

  • artificial
  • ligament
  • joint
  • robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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    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.