An approach to compliant mechanisms with particular effects
This paper presents a classification of the deformation behaviour of compliant mechanisms to simplify their systematic construction. The described mechanisms with fluid drive exemplify special effects of presented systematic. Compared to conventional miniaturizable bending structures the mechanisms discussed in this paper have advantageous properties such as larger movement range, greater flexibility and less sensory effort. Typical applications of the discussed mechanisms are medicine technology and robotics for gripping or manipulating tasks.