Introduces the pneumatic components used in Robotics and some typical pneumatic mechanisms

Pneumatic Principles

Why Use Pneumatics?

  • Weight
    • Much lighter than motors (as long as several used)
  • Simple
    • Much easier to mount than motors
    • Much simpler and more durable than rack and pinion
  • More rugged
    • Cylinders can be stalled indefinitely without damage
    • Resistant to impacts
  • Disadvantage: All the way in or all the way out