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Electroactive Polymer Gel Robots

Modelling and Control of Artifical Muscles

  • Mihoko¬†Otake

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Introduction

    1. Mihoko Otake
      Pages 1-15
  3. Part I: Modelling

  4. Part II: Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Mihoko Otake
      Pages 117-134
  5. Part III: Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Mihoko Otake
      Pages 137-164
    3. Mihoko Otake
      Pages 165-199
    4. Mihoko Otake
      Pages 201-216
  6. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

The monograph written by Mihoko Otake combines ideas from chemistry and physics, material science and engineering for the revolutionary development of the so-called gel robots. Electroactive polymers are introduced to build new types of muscular-like actuation for deformable robots. The coverage spans from modelling and design to the development, control and experimental testing. A number of methods are proposed for describing the shapes and motions of such systems. The results are demonstrated for beam-shaped gels curling around an object and starfish-shaped gel robots turning over.

Keywords

Design of Deformable Machines Modelling of Functional Materials Motion Control Polymer Polymer Gel Shape Control robot

Authors and affiliations

  • Mihoko¬†Otake
    • 1
  1. 1.Research into Artifacts, Center for EngineeringUniversity of TokyoKashiwa-shiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-44705-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23955-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44705-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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