Sticky Actuator Ryuma Niiyama, Xu Sun, Lining Yao, Hiroshi Ishii, Daniela Rus, Sangbae Kim
We propose soft planar actuators enhanced by free-form fabrication that are suitable for making everyday objects move. The actuator consists of adhesive-backed inflatable pouches. We have developed a machine for the fabrication of free-from pouches; squares, circles and ribbons are all possible. The deformation of the pouches can provide linear, rotational, and more complicated motion corresponding to the pouch’s geometry. We also provide a both manual and programmable control system. In a user study, we organized a hands-on workshop of actuated origami for children. The results show that the combination of the actuator and classic materials can enhance rapid prototyping of animated objects.
Sticky Actuator Collection
animated origami crane