The design section is divided into two parts, pump and system design, and demonstration design. Before the designs are discussed in detail, we must define the goals of the project and explain the basic mechanism of the system.
The Goal of Project
To develop a novel actuation system for tether-less soft robots. Requirements for the system are as follows.
Conventional pneumatic systems for soft robotics basically consist of a compressor, control valves, and actuators. To install them in soft mobile robots is difficult because of the size of the compressor. In addition, usual valves can control on and off only.
Depending on the applications, you can modify the 3D printed outlet casing.