Soft Robotic Manipulators Inspired by the Fin Ray Effect

Crooks, Whitney.


  • Abstract: As robots become increasingly ingrained in our lives, we need to find ways to ensure that these robots are safe for human interaction. In this dissertation, I present two soft robotic manipulators: The Tufts Active Gripper (TAG) and the Tufts Passive Gripper (TPG). Both grippers are predominantly soft and inspired by the Fin Ray Effect, a structure based on the deformation of fish ... read more
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