Popovic, Marko B.
Our project is focused on research and development of the application of Hydro Muscles to biologically inspired humanoid robots. Our team designed, researched, and developed a bio-inspired, bipedal walking robot to simulate the human gait cycle. The walking motion is actuated by Hydro Muscles, which are soft artificial muscles that are driven pneumatically or hydraulically to contract and expand longitudinally. These artificial muscles were were modeled to match mass scaled actuation of human muscles on a lower limb skeletal model to create a biologically authentic gait. Further extensions of this project would explore this robots potential for clinical, prosthetic, military defense, and other applications.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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