ChromaBot - Prototyping Soft Robotic Actuators with Integrated Electrochromic Displays

Anna Dagmar Bille Milthers, Markus Löchtefeld

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Abstract

Soft robotics - robots built from highly compliant materials that resemble soft biological materials - have recently become more popular especially in industry settings, given their ability to handle fragile objects. One problem however of these devices is that they can only communicate intend or the need for help through movement. To overcome this limitation, in this paper we present ChromaBot, a method towards prototyping soft robotic actuators with integrated printed electrochromic displays. Our method only degrades the longevity of the soft robotic actuator in an acceptable manner while at the same time allows for a more expressive soft robot. We present detailed instructions on how to prototype ChromaBot as well as an initial analysis of the durability, both of the display as well as of the actuator.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2021
Pages198-200
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-8643-2/21/12, 9781450386432
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventMUM 2021: 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 5 Dec 20218 Dec 2021
https://www.mum-conf.org/2021/

Conference

ConferenceMUM 2021: 20th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period05/12/202108/12/2021
Internet address
SeriesMUM 2021

Keywords

  • Soft Robotics
  • electrochromic displays
  • prototyping

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