Recycling-oriented fabrication of soft robots

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Climate change is continuing, and more environmental awareness is required these days. In this context, plastics are a controversial topic. On top of this, a current plastics-based field of research is developing with great interest: soft robotics. Soft robots are generally made of elastomers, for which recycling is rather difficult. An implementation of recycling in soft robotics is still pending. This paper aims to show to what extent three typical materials used in soft robotics (Ecoflex 00-30, Elastosil M4601, and Sylgard 184) can be reintroduced in powder form into the manufacturing process after use and what mechanical properties such recyclates have.

Titel2022 IEEE 5th International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2022)
Anzahl der Seiten6
VerlagInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-0829-5
ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-6654-0828-8
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 04.04.2022
Extern publiziertJa
Veranstaltung5th IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2022: design, development, and application of “green” soft robotic systems for the planet - Online & McEwen Hall in The University of Edinburgh’s central campus., Edinburgh, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich
Dauer: 04.04.202208.04.2022
Konferenznummer: 5

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