DP-RE type micromotors using electro-conjugate fluid

Shinichi Yokota, Hiroto Kozuki, Kenjiro Takemura, Kazuya Edamura

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This paper presents a new type of micromotor using electro-conjugate fluid (ECF). An electro-conjugate fluid is a kind of dielectric fluid, which works as a smart fluid. The fluid generates a powerful jet flow, which we call an ECF jet, when subjected to high DC voltage with highly non-uniform electric field, which means, it works as a fluid power source for mechanical components without bulky pumps. We introduce this attractive smart fluid to micromotors in this paper. Inside the motor is filled with the electro-conjugate fluid and a rotor has electrode pairs on the surface. By applying high DC voltage to the electrode pairs, the rotor rotates due to the ECF jet In this paper, we design several types of electrode pairs and examine each influence on motor performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2007 Apr 102007 Apr 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729


Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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