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Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on tangible, embedded and embodied interaction, 02/2014, pp. 65 - 72
This works introduces layer jamming as an enabling technology for designing deformable, stiffness-tunable, thin sheet interfaces. Interfaces that exhibit... 
haptic feedback | organic user interfaces | flexible interfaces | variable stiffness | jamming | Variable stiffness | Jamming | Haptic feedback | Flexible interfaces | Organic user interfaces
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Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, ISSN 1045-389X, 1/2012, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 25 - 33
A tunable stiffness and damping vibration isolator based on magnetorheological elastomers (MREs) is developed. In this isolator, four MRE elements are used as... 
MRE | variable stiffness and damping | isolator | ON-OFF control | voice coil motor | SYSTEM | MR DAMPERS | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | SEMIACTIVE CONTROL | VARIABLE STIFFNESS | Damping | Isolators | Feedback | Resonant frequencies | Vibration isolators | Elastomers | Stiffness | Payloads
Journal Article
Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science), ISSN 1095-9203, 2015, Volume 347, Issue 6228, pp. 1261689 - 1261689
Tightly integrating sensing, actuation, and computation into composites could enable a new generation of truly smart material systems that can change their... 
VARIABLE STIFFNESS MATERIALS | PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR/ACTUATOR NETWORK | LOCALIZATION | PRESSURE | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | AD HOC | SENSOR | SYSTEMS | DISTRIBUTED CONTROL DESIGN | CAMOUFLAGE | CHALLENGES | Temperature effects | Materials science | Alloys | Automation | Computation | Manufacturing engineering | Actuation | Industrial robots | Autonomous | Detection | Robotics
Journal Article
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, ISSN 0020-7403, 02/2019, Volume 151, pp. 692 - 702
•Transient stiffness variation related to compliance of robots is investigated•Resonance behaviors with transient dependence are revealed.•A method is... 
Transient variable stiffness | Vibration suppression | Compliance | Hub-beam system | Parametric resonance | RESIDUAL VIBRATIONS | DESIGN | MECHANISM | INTEGRATION METHOD | ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL | MECHANICS | FLUID | GRIPPER | VARIABLE STIFFNESS | Control systems | Analysis | Robots
Journal Article
Smart Materials and Structures, ISSN 0964-1726, 12/2015, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp. 15026 - 15037
With the aim of improving micro-vibration isolation, a hybrid magnetorheological elastomer-fluid (MRE-F) mount with variable stiffness and damping is... 
variable stiffness and damping | magnetorheological elastomer | magnetorheological fluid | magnetic circuit design | SYSTEM | SUSPENSION | SHOCK | INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | VARIABLE STIFFNESS | BODY | VIBRATION ISOLATION | Damping | Equivalence | Isolation systems | Elastomers | Feasibility | Stiffness | Resultants | Displacement
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Advanced Materials, ISSN 0935-9648, 04/2016, Volume 28, Issue 14, pp. 2653 - 2653
A metal–elastomer‐foam composite that can be formed in three dimensions is presented by R. F. Shepherd and co‐workers on page 2801. The composite varies... 
remodeling | variable stiffness | morphing | active composites | self‐healing
Journal Article
Composite Structures, ISSN 0263-8223, 11/2018, Volume 204, pp. 882 - 895
Fibre steering is involved in the development of non-conventional variable stiffness laminates (VSL) with curvilinear paths as well as in the lay-up of... 
Lay-up (automated) | Laminates | Computational modelling | Defects | Variable Stiffness | TOLERANCE | VARIABLE-STIFFNESS-PANELS | MATERIALS SCIENCE, COMPOSITES | STRENGTH | PARAMETERS | COMPRESSION | PLATES | DAMAGE RESISTANCE | PLACEMENT | MAXIMUM BUCKLING LOAD | GAPS | Control systems | Algorithms | Industrial design | Laminated materials | Aerospace industry
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IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982), ISSN 1557-9948, 2018, Volume 65, Issue 12, pp. 9614 - 9624
In this paper, a physical human-robot interaction approach is presented for the developed robotic exoskeleton using admittance control to deal with a human... 
Force | Exoskeletons | variable stiffness | human–robot interaction | robotic exoskeleton | Trajectory | Admittance | Impedance | Task analysis | Robots | Admittance control | human-robot interaction | Human subjects | Stability criteria | Dynamic stability | Trajectories | Stiffness | Adaptive control | Motion stability | Robotics | Electrical impedance
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Composites Part B, ISSN 1359-8368, 2010, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp. 157 - 165
A fiber-reinforced cylindrical shell with given geometry and material properties is optimized for maximum load-carrying capability under bending. The shell is... 
C. Bending | C. Cylinder | C. Optimization | E. Advanced fiber placement | B. Buckling | B. Variable-stiffness | Cylinder | Variable-stiffness | PANELS | ENGINEERING, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | Advanced fiber placement | Bending | MATERIALS SCIENCE, COMPOSITES | Buckling | Optimization
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The International journal of robotics research, ISSN 0278-3649, 05/2015, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp. 727 - 743
Since their introduction in the early years of this century, variable stiffness actuators (VSA) witnessed a sustained growth of interest in the research... 
CE-Advanced Robotics | Soft robotics | variable stiffness actuator | physical human-robot interaction | variable impedance actuation | POSITION | ROBOTICS | ROBOTS
Journal Article
Mechatronics (Oxford), ISSN 0957-4158, 2018, Volume 53, pp. 109 - 123
•A new concept for variable stiffness manipulators for surgical robots is proposed.•The stiffness of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is adjusted through... 
NOTES | Variable stiffness robot | Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)