Driving performance and control of a micro artificial muscle cell using electro-conjugate fluid

Kenjiro Takemura, Shinichi Yokota, Kazuya Edamura

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Abstract

As a man-machine interaction increases its importance in robotics and mechatronics fields, a soft robot inspired from natural systems becomes one of the research trends. There are several research topics related to soft robots such as soft structures or artificial skins, compliance control, soft actuators or artificial muscles, and so on. For the natural muscle potentially has great flexibility, the authors believe the artificial muscle actuator must have a great potential in soft robots. Hence in this study we develop a new type of micro artificial muscle cell, which is an element of an integrated artificial muscle, using electro-conjugate fluid and measure its driving performances. In addition, position control characteristics are also clarified by experiments. As a result, the micro artificial muscle cell using electro-conjugate fluid shows quite good control performances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
Pages1018-1023
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 27
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 May 152006 May 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period06/5/1506/5/19

Keywords

  • Artificial muscle
  • Electroconjugate fluid
  • Functional fluid
  • Micro actuator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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