New concept and fundamental experiments of a smart pneumatic artificial muscle with a conductive fiber

Shuichi Wakimoto, Jumpei Misumi, Koichi Suzumori

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30 被引用数 (Scopus)

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A McKibben artificial muscle consisting of a rubber tube and a mesh sleeve made from fibers is a promising actuator as an artificial muscle because of its high power, low weight, and flexibility. However, an external pressure sensor or an expensive electro/pneumatic regulator is generally required to control the pneumatic pressure to drive the actuator. A novel smart McKibben-type artificial muscle with a pressure-sensing function has been proposed and developed in this study. One fiber on the sleeve of the actuator is converted from a normal to a conductive material. The applied pressure is estimated by observing the electrical resistance of the conductive fiber. Therefore, the fiber works as both a sensor and an actuator element. The fabrication process of the smart artificial muscle is established in this report, and the basic characteristics are clarified. Moreover, a compact driving control system of the smart artificial muscle, which uses a small rotary pump without external sensors, electro/pneumatic regulator, or valves, is proposed.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)48-54
ページ数7
ジャーナルSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
250
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 10月 15 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 器械工学
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 金属および合金
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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