Fin Ray Crossbeam Angles for Efficient Foot Design for Energy‐Efficient Robot Locomotion

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Manoonpong, P., Rajabi, Hamed, Larsen, Jørgen C., Raoufi, Seyed S., Asawalertsak, Naris, Homchanthanakul, J., Tramsen, Halvor T., Darvizeh, Abolfazl and Gorb, S. (2021). Fin Ray Crossbeam Angles for Efficient Foot Design for Energy‐Efficient Robot Locomotion. Advanced Intelligent Systems. p. 2100133. https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202100133
AuthorsManoonpong, P., Rajabi, Hamed, Larsen, Jørgen C., Raoufi, Seyed S., Asawalertsak, Naris, Homchanthanakul, J., Tramsen, Halvor T., Darvizeh, Abolfazl and Gorb, S.
Abstract

Robot foot and gripper structures with compliancy using different mechanical solutions have been developed to enhance proper contact formations and gripping on various substrates. The Fin Ray structure is one of the solutions. Although the Fin Ray effect has been proposed and exploited, no detailed investigation has been conducted on the effect of different crossbeam angles inside its frame. Thus, herein, an integrative approach is used, combining 3D printing with soft material, finite element modeling, and neural control to 1) manufacture the Fin Ray structure with compliancy; 2) investigate the effect of different crossbeam angles under different loads and cylindrical substrates; and 3) finally apply it as an efficient compliant robot foot structure for energy-efficient on-pipe locomotion. Considering the factors of a large contact area, high energy efficiency, and better durability, the Fin Ray model with nonstandard 10°-inclined crossbeams provides the best compromise in comparison with other models, within the constraints of the defined geometric parameters.

KeywordsGeneral Economics, Econometrics and Finance
Year2021
JournalAdvanced Intelligent Systems
Journal citationp. 2100133
PublisherWiley
ISSN2640-4567
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202100133
Web address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aisy.202100133
Funder/ClientVidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology
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Print27 Oct 2021
Online27 Oct 2021
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Deposited05 Nov 2021
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