Development of airbag fabrication machine and process for physical human machine interaction

Eric Sebastian Sanchez, Daniel Campos Zamora, Joohyung Kim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In this paper, we present an airbag fabrication machine and its process to make airbags which can be utilized for human-machine interaction. The proposed machine uses a CNC-style gantry with XYZ axes to seal layers of thermoplastic sheets in intricate patterns. A custom designed ball transfer is mounted on this machine to control temperature to press, heat, and fuse the thermoplastic sheets. We also implemented a path planning algorithm for heat sealing based on user's drawing. Using the developed machine and process, we demonstrate fabricated airbags can be pressed more than our target pressure and durable to be used in multiple applications over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoboSoft 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages502-508
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692608
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Apr 14 2019Apr 18 2019

Publication series

NameRoboSoft 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period4/14/194/18/19

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

Cite this

Sanchez, E. S., Zamora, D. C., & Kim, J. (2019). Development of airbag fabrication machine and process for physical human machine interaction. In RoboSoft 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (pp. 502-508). [8722726] (RoboSoft 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOSOFT.2019.8722726