Enlarging output of high torque controllable clutch using ER gel

Yudai Takata, Ken'ichi Koyanagi, Hidenobu Anzai, Koji Sakurai, Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Tatsuo Motoyoshi, Toru Oshima

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Abstract

This study is concerned with the development of an Electro-Rheological (ER) Gel Linear Actuator (ERGLA) as the principle component of a high torque controllable clutch that has applications in robots that coexist with humans. Applying the ER gel to clutches in force transmission assembly decreases the inertia and mechanical limit of the maximum speed, enabling keeping high controllability. This paper focuses on enlarging the output torque of the clutch with ER gels, which is a the main part of the ERGLA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 23
Event2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 2012 Aug 52012 Aug 8

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012

Other

Other2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012
CountryChina
CityChengdu
Period12/8/512/8/8

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Keywords

  • Clutch
  • ER Gel
  • Functional material
  • Linear Actuator
  • Soft actuator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Takata, Y., Koyanagi, K., Anzai, H., Sakurai, K., Kakinuma, Y., Motoyoshi, T., & Oshima, T. (2012). Enlarging output of high torque controllable clutch using ER gel. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012 (pp. 13-18). [6282339] (2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2012.6282339