Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots

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Pneumatic Robots
 
Psycho Automata Maskelyne 1 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots1875- "Psycho" Card Playing Automaton
Gakutensoku old x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1928 – "Gakutensoku" by Makoto Nishimura
mckibben muscle 1960 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1957-8 – Joe McKibben "Artificial Muscle"
gaylord pat us2844126 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots Early Pneumatic Actuator Patents
concept o 16 gas actuated parallelogram grappler x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1959-61 Concept O-16 Gas-actuated Parallelogram Grappler
philco luna worm 1966 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1966 – Philco "Lunar Worm" Concept
goodrich rubber muscle x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1967 – B.F. Goodrich "Rubber Muscle"
WAP 1 1969 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable RobotsWAP 2 1970 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable RobotsWAP 3 1971 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1969-71 - Waseda Pneumatic Walking robots
Shiro Takahashi x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1973 – Japanese "Babot" – Shiro Takahashi
exo prosthesis  0002 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots1976 – Pneumatic Exoskeleton Prosthesis – Pierre Rabischong
clark 1978 balloon end effector 4273505 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1978 – Clark – Balloon End-effector
Simrit finger x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1979 – The "Simrit Finger" bending actuator
Jim whiting x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1979 – Jim Whiting – Pneumatic android
paynter arthrobots x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1989 – Paynter – Arthrobots
autopod hybrid robot x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1996 – Autopod Hybrid Walker
festo trunk x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1999 - Festo "Fluidic Muscle"
snake bot x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2005 – OmniTread Snakebot OM-8
harvard soft robot x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2011 – Soft-robot Harvard -new
giant synthetic spider fraunhofer x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2012 – Fraunhofer researchers – Bellows Spider Robot

Pneumatic Dynamic Structures
 
airtecture festo x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2000 – Festo "Airtecture"
musclebody x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2005 – Kas Oosterhuis "MuscleBody"

MacMurtrie x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 2006 - Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works - various
Inflatable Personal Robots & Toys 
 
remote controlled inflatable robot 70s radio shack 2 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots tk15 inflate x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robotsmarzon inflatable r c robot x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots Remote-controlled Toys
air swimmers x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 2011 – Remote-controlled Flying Fish.

 
 
Inflatable Art Machines
 
Jim whiting x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1979 – Jim Whiting – Pneumatic Android Sculptures
Jim Whiting 2002 Grasshopper x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots Jim Whiting – Pneumatic Grasshopper

uber organ hawkinson x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2001 – Tim Hawkinson – "Überorgen"
theo jansen vaporum x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 2001-6 -  Theo Jansen – "Vaporum" Pneumatic Strandbeest
stelarc muscle machine 2003 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 2003 - Stelarc – Muscle Machine