MRI Safe Hybrid-Fluid Actuator

The design project consists of two main components: the rotary actuator and fluid transmission line.

The fluid line connects two identical actuators. One actuator converts input rotary motion to linear motion, and the other takes the linear motion from the fluid transmission and converts it back to output rotary motion on a robotic arm joint.

My Role & Experience

  • Design the fluid transmission component, which included pump, tank, valves, tubes and fittings

  • Automatic pressurization and phasing system controlled by Arduino

  • Project website and documentation

Please visit our project website for detailed information, images, and video of the design in action!