Biomimetic Robotic Artificial Muscles by Kwang Jin Kim, Xiaobo Tan, Hyouk Ryeol Choi, David Pugal

By Kwang Jin Kim, Xiaobo Tan, Hyouk Ryeol Choi, David Pugal

Biomimetic robot man made Muscles provides a finished up to date evaluate of various kinds of electroactive fabrics with a view of utilizing them as biomimetic man made muscle mass. the aim of the publication is to supply a centred, in-depth, but self-contained remedy of contemporary advances made in numerous promising EAP fabrics. specifically, ionic polymer-metal composites, conjugated polymers, and dielectric elastomers are thought of.

production, actual characterization, modeling, and regulate of the fabrics are provided. specifically, the publication adopts a platforms point of view to combine fresh advancements in fabric processing, actuator layout, control-oriented modeling, and gadget and robot functions. whereas the main target is at the new advancements in those topics, an attempt has been made during the e-book to supply the reader with basic, uncomplicated information regarding the fabrics earlier than going into extra complex issues. accordingly, the booklet is particularly a lot self-contained and anticipated to be available for a reader who doesn't have heritage in EAPs.

in line with the great basic wisdom and the flexibility of the fabrics, a number of promising biomimetic and robot purposes such robot fish propelled via an IPMC tail, an IPMC strength harvester, an IPMC-based valveless pump, a conjugated polymer petal-driven micropump, and a man-made elastomer actuator-enabled robot finger are confirmed.

Readership: Graduate scholars, lecturers and execs within the box of fabrics engineering and robotics.

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The inner electrode thickness of uncoated particles is increased when the reduction temperature is low due to the small particle size. The model estimated that the resistance of the electrode is affected mainly by the electrode thickness. The porosity of the electrode and the inner electrode thickness have some effect on the resistance, but the particle size barely affects it. Fig. 24 shows the measured sheet resistance changes of the electrode with different plating cycles and different reduction temperatures.

The tensile strength reduced in each case due to the disconnecting of the polymer chains and the volume increase from swelling. Also, water acts as a good plasticizer, even in small quantities, due to its low Tg . March 5, 2013 13:33 20 8395 - Biometric Robotic Artificial Muscles - 9in x 6in Biometric Robotic Artificial Muscles Fig. 15 The top view of SEM micrographs of various electrode type IPMCs: Pt(a), Au(b), Pd(c), and IL-Pt IPMCs(d). The images in the right column are magnified approximately 10 times compared to the images on left.

At the same time, the tensile properties of the IL-Pt based IPMC were poor due to the breakdown of polymer chains of the membrane in interaction with the ionic liquid. However, the IL-Pt IPMC showed good torsion behavior due to its high loss modulus and damping property in the shear mode. 3 Electrode modeling In the previous sections we have seen that the electrodes of an IPMC are not bulk metal. Rather, the electrode structure depends largely on the electroless plating procedure and the deposition conditions.

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