Pneumatic Belt

By hardening one side of a balloon, it can be made into a pneumatic bending actuator. A pneumatic rolling belt, consisting of eight parallel pneumatic bending actuators was also designed and demonstrated.

David A. Weitz (Physics & Applied Physics)
Cynthia M. Friend (SEAS)
Xin Chen
Coskun Kocabas, and
George M. Whitesides (CCB)
Harvard MRSEC (DMR-1420570)