Rotary Actuators Based on Pneumatically Driven Elastomeric Structures

Xiangyu Gong and students working with Assistant Professor Mazzeo published an article that is the first to describe soft rotating motors.  These motors enable a new class of soft locomotion not found in nature, which is capable of withstanding impact, traversing irregular terrain, and operating in water.  Please see a recent article on Rutgers Today, a YouTube video, or a manuscript for more information.