Artificial Heart for Humanoid Robot



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A soft robotic device inspired by the pumping action of a biological heart is presented in this study. Developing artificial heart to a humanoid robot enables us to make a better biomedical device for ultimate use in humans. As technology continues to become more advanced, the methods in which we implement high performance and biomimetic artificial organs is getting nearer each day. In this paper, we present the design and development of a soft artificial heart that can be used in a humanoid robot and simulate the functions of a human heart using shape memory alloy technology. The robotic heart is designed to pump a blood-like fluid to parts of the robot such as the face to simulate someone blushing or when someone is angry by the use of elastomeric substrates and certain features for the transport of fluids.



Artificial heart, Shape memory alloys, Robots, Humanoid


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Burns, Alec, and Yonas Tadesse. 2014. "The mechanical design of a humanoid robot with flexible skin sensor for use in psychiatric therapy." In Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9056: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPED), edited by Yoseph Bar-Cohen, 90562H-1 to -11. SPIE.