Faculty Advisor

Guceri, Selcuk

Faculty Advisor

Popovic, Marko B.

Abstract

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 robot’s potential for clinical, prosthetic, military defense, and other applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Physics

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