A while ago, I saw a video of a soft robotics claw and immediatly wondered if it would be legal in FRC and if it would be possible to literally flex on other robots (graciously, as one does). I quickly dismissed the idea because I believed that these pneumatic muscles wouldn’t be legal since they wouldn’t be capable of holding the required 70psi.
I have at least two questions:
1. Are there any COTS pneumatic muscles rated for 70psi?
2. Would vacuum muscles, meaning muscles that are contracted at atmospheric pressure, be a viable alternative? (I thought I had a giga-genius idea for a minute, but, as usual, they already exist.)
Edit: I missed R802-B