Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots

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Pneumatic Robots
 
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
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

bridgestone robot 1990 Crop x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1983 – Bridgestone "Rubbertuator"
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

octarm sml x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  2004 – OctArm by Christopher Rahn et al
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
 
fisher automat 0004 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1969 – "Automat" – Mark Fisher & David Harrison
dynamat05blog x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1971 - "Dynamat"  - Mark Fisher & Simon Conolly
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 
 
bourdon tube monkey drummer x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots Bourdon Tube 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
 
bruce lacey womaniser 1966 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1966 - "The Womaniser" by Bruce Lacey
david jacobs sound sculpture 67 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1967 – David Jacobs – Pneumatic Rubber Sound Sculpture
huene dog x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1967 – Stephan von Huene – "Kaliedophonic Dog", "Rosebud Annunciator" (1969)
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
Mark Fisher Teacher detail x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots  1980-1 – Mark Fisher – Teacher – "The Wall"
Yanobe Soul of Bubble King 92 x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots1992 – Kenji Yanobe – "Soul of Bubble King"
blimpb mrpeanut x80 Early Pneumatic, Fluidic and Inflatable Robots 1999 – David Santos - "Mr. Peanut" the Flying Android
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