Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Faculty Advisor

Hoy, Francis

Faculty Advisor

Popovic, Marko B.

Abstract

The Rotary One-to-Many Project is aimed at designing and realizing an innovative novel actuator capable of emulating human muscle dexterity. This technology utilizes the “One-to-Many” (OTM) concept, which allows a single artificial actuator to store energy in the form of elastic potential energy and drive multiple independently actuated and controlled degrees of freedom (DoF). This technology may prove critical for systems with many DoF like soft-robotics Exomusculature as well as many others. The feasibility of the concept was initially proven using the Linear OTM system, after which, the Rotary OTM system was designed, prototyped, and successfully tested.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Physics

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