• 847 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 847 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 53 Article
  • 47 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
2019

A soft master-slave robot mimicking octopus arm structure using thin artificial muscles and wire encoders

Furukawa, S., Wakimoto, S., Kanda, T. & Hagihara, H., Jun 1 2019, In : Actuators. 8, 2, 40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Artificial muscle
Encoder
Muscle
Robot
Wire

McKibben artificial muscle realizing variable contraction characteristics using helical shape-memory polymer fibers

Yahara, S., Wakimoto, S., Kanda, T. & Matsushita, K., Aug 15 2019, In : Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 295, p. 637-642 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

muscles
Shape memory effect
contraction
Muscle
Polymers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Modeling and system integration for a thin pneumatic rubber 3-DOF actuator

Kawamura, S., Sudani, M., Deng, M., Noge, Y. & Wakimoto, S., Jun 1 2019, In : Actuators. 8, 2, 32.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
System Integration
Rubber
Artificial muscle
Pneumatics
Actuator
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling and operator-based nonlinear control for a miniature pneumatic bending rubber actuator considering bellows

Sudani, M., Deng, M. & Wakimoto, S., Jun 1 2018, In : Actuators. 7, 2, 26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bellows
Rubber
Nonlinear Control
Pneumatics
Actuator
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)
Gaussian Kernel
Support Vector Regression
Rubber
Motion Estimation
Motion estimation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of a flexible manipulator with changing stiffness by granular jamming

Yamane, S. & Wakimoto, S., Dec 14 2017, 2017 24th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2017-December. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Flexible Manipulator
Flexible manipulators
Jamming
Muscle
Stiffness
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a thin pneumatic rubber actuator generating 3-DOF motion

Toyama, Y. & Wakimoto, S., Feb 27 2017, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1215-1220 6 p. 7866491

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pneumatics
Muscle
Rubber
Actuators
Pneumatic actuators
2 Citations (Scopus)

Proposal of pneumatic rubber muscles with Shape-Memory Polymer reinforcement fibers realizing desirable motion

Maeda, S., Wakimoto, S. & Yahara, S., Feb 27 2017, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1221-1226 6 p. 7866492

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fiber reinforced materials
Shape memory effect
Pneumatics
Muscle
Rubber
2016

Characteristics of a Pneumatic bellows actuator for Colonoscopy

Wakimoto, S. & Kametani, H., 2016, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 10, 4, p. 479-486 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bellows
Pneumatics
Endoscopy
Actuators
Propulsion
1 Citation (Scopus)

Contact angle of water droplet on deforming rubber sheet with micro surface structures

Morishige, Y., Suzumori, K., Wakimoto, S. & Kanda, T., Feb 10 2016, 2015 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 948-951 4 p. 7405153

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Surface structure
Contact angle
Wetting
Rubber
Silicones
1 Citation (Scopus)

Development of a hose-free FMA driven by a built-in Gas/Liquid chemical reactor

Wada, A., Kametani, H., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., 2016, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 10, 4, p. 511-516 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chemical reactors
Hose
Actuators
Pneumatics
Liquids
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development of a rubber soft actuator driven with gas/liquid phase change

Matsuoka, H., Kanda, T., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K. & Lambert, P., 2016, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 10, 4, p. 517-524 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rubber
Actuators
Liquids
Gases
Fluids
4 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental investigation of conductive fibers for a smart pneumatic artificial muscle

Misumi, J., Wakimoto, S. & Suzumori, K., Feb 24 2016, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 2335-2340 6 p. 7419123

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pneumatics
Muscle
Fibers
Sensors
Actuators

Locomotion characteristics of soft mobile robot platform for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) fluoroscopic examination

Ribuan, M. N., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K. & Kanda, T., Feb 10 2016, 2015 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 175-180 6 p. 7404974

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mobile robots
Robots
Radiation
Personal computers
Silicones
30 Citations (Scopus)

Musculoskeletal lower-limb robot driven by multifilament muscles

Kurumaya, S., Suzumori, K., Nabae, H. & Wakimoto, S., Dec 1 2016, In : ROBOMECH Journal. 3, 1, 18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

muscles
limbs
robots
Muscle
Robot
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Wakimoto, S., Misumi, J. & Suzumori, K., Oct 15 2016, In : Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 250, p. 48-54 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pneumatics
muscles
Pneumatics
Muscle
Actuators
2 Citations (Scopus)

Omnidirectional soft robot platform with flexible actuators for medical assistive device

Ribuan, M. N., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K. & Kanda, T., 2016, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 10, 4, p. 494-502 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actuators
Robots
Silicones
Pneumatics
Rubber
1 Citation (Scopus)

Proposal and fundamental experiments of a novel pneumatic film actuator for assisting colonoscope insertion

Kametani, H., Wakimoto, S. & Nishioka, Y., Feb 24 2016, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 2157-2162 6 p. 7419093

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pneumatics
Endoscopy
Actuators
Propellants
Pneumatic actuators
6 Citations (Scopus)

Proposal of flexible robotic arm with thin McKibben actuators mimicking octopus arm structure

Doi, T., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K. & Mori, K., Nov 28 2016, IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2016-November. p. 5503-5508 6 p. 7759809

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Robotic arms
Muscle
Actuators
Bending (deformation)
Torsional stress

Light driven SMA actuator using optical waveguide made of past type organic material

Usaki, K., Ashida, Y., Kanda, T., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., Jan 9 2015, 2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7006065

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Optical waveguides
Actuators
Adhesives
Adhesive pastes
End effectors
2 Citations (Scopus)

Simulations of fiber braided bending actuator: Investigation on position of fiber layer placement and air chamber diameter

Nordin, I. N. A. M., Faudzi, A. A. M., Wakimoto, S. & Suzumori, K., Sep 8 2015, 2015 10th Asian Control Conference: Emerging Control Techniques for a Sustainable World, ASCC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7244886

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Actuators
Fibers
Air
Pneumatic actuators
Fiber reinforced materials
3 Citations (Scopus)

SVR-based input-output mapping of a micro-hand

Fujita, K., Wakimoto, S., Deng, M. & Wakitani, S., Oct 1 2015, International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, ICAMechS. IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2015-October. p. 538-541 4 p. 7287169

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Actuators
Control systems
Experiments
Sensorless control
2014
9 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics analysis and modeling of a miniature pneumatic curling rubber actuator

Wang, A., Deng, M., Wakimoto, S. & Kawashima, T., 2014, In : International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control. 10, 3, p. 1029-1039 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rubber
Pneumatics
Actuator
Actuators
Modeling
5 Citations (Scopus)

Development of pneumatic rubber actuator of 400μm in diameter generating bi-directional bending motion

Yoshioka, R., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K. & Ishikawa, Y., Apr 20 2014, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1-6 6 p. 7090298

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rubber
Pneumatics
Actuators
Miniaturization
Pressure
2 Citations (Scopus)

Fundamental tests of pneumatic soft devices for pushing abdomen in stomach X-ray examination

Iwamura, M., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K., Oka, H., Shibuya, K. & Sumi, K., Apr 20 2014, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 2649-2654 6 p. 7090742

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdomen
Pneumatics
Stomach
X-Rays
X rays
5 Citations (Scopus)

New pneumatic rubber leg mechanism for omnidirectional locomotion

Ribuan, M. N., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., Mar 2014, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 8, 2, p. 222-230 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Balloons
Pneumatics
Rubber
Rubber molding
Computer aided manufacturing

PNEUMATIC SOFT ROBOT BASE WITH OMNIDIRECTIONAL LOCOMOTION

Wakimoto, S., 2014, In : The 9th JFPS International Symposium on Fluid Power. p. 171-176 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Simulations of two patterns fiber weaves reinforced in rubber actuator

Nordin, I. N. A. M., Faudzi, A. A. M., Razif, M. R. M., Natarajan, E., Wakimoto, S. & Suzumori, K., 2014, In : Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering). 69, 3, p. 133-138 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rubber
Actuators
Fibers
Pneumatic actuators
Robotics
2013
4 Citations (Scopus)

A new mobile pressure control system for pneumatic actuators using reversible chemical reactions of water

Suzumori, K., Wada, A. & Wakimoto, S., 2013, 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013. p. 122-127 6 p. 6584079

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pneumatic actuators
Pressure control
Chemical reactions
Control systems
Gases
14 Citations (Scopus)

Long bending rubber mechanism combined contracting and extending tluidic actuators

Suzumori, K., Wakimoto, S., Miyoshi, K. & Iwata, K., 2013, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. p. 4454-4459 6 p. 6696996

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rubber
Actuators
Stiffness
Fluidics
15 Citations (Scopus)

New mobile pressure control system for pneumatic actuators, using reversible chemical reactions of water

Suzumori, K., Wada, A. & Wakimoto, S., 2013, In : Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 201, p. 148-153 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pneumatic actuators
Pressure control
pneumatics
Chemical reactions
chemical reactions
2 Citations (Scopus)

Robot skin with integrated micro rubber suction cups adhering rough surfaces

Manabe, R., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., 2013, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. p. 4052-4057 6 p. 6696936

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Skin
Rubber
Robots
Adhesion
End effectors
3 Citations (Scopus)
Factorization
Pneumatics
Rubber
Actuators
Nonlinear control systems

マイクロ吸盤の集積による吸着性柔軟ロボットスキン

Wakimoto, S., 2013, In : 日本ロボット学会誌. 31, 1, p. 98-106 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012
4 Citations (Scopus)

A functional adhesive robot skin with integrated micro rubber suction cups

Manabe, R., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., 2012, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. p. 904-909 6 p. 6224687

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Adhesives
Skin
Rubber
Robots
Adhesion
14 Citations (Scopus)

A method of designing and fabricating Mckibben muscles driven by 7 MPa hydraulics

Iwata, K., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., Jul 2012, In : International Journal of Automation Technology. 6, 4, p. 482-487 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle
Hydraulics
Robots
End effectors
Water
1 Citation (Scopus)

Application of new braided soft actuator design in biomimetic robot locomotion

Athif, M. F. A., Aimi, M. N. I. N., Fatiha, R. N., Rusydi, M. R. M., Hirooka, D., Wakimoto, S. & Suzumori, K., 2012, Adaptive Mobile Robotics - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2012. World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd, p. 165-172 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biomimetics
Actuators
Robots
Muscle
Silicones

Development and fundamental experiments of occlusal sound detecting device using soft suction cups

Yagi, K., Wakimoto, S., Suzumori, K., Yamamoto, Y., Kumazaki, Y., Oki, K. & Minagi, S., 2012, 2012 19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2012. p. 264-269 6 p. 6484599

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mastication
Acoustic waves
Experiments

Development and fundamental experiments of rubber structural color sheet with multi grating patterns

Mihara, M., Suzumori, K. & Wakimoto, S., 2012, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM. p. 1099-1104 6 p. 6265933

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rubber
Color
Experiments
Pneumatic actuators
Sensors
42 Citations (Scopus)

Development of bending soft actuator with different braided angles

Faudzi, A. A. M., Razif, M. R. M., Nordin, I. N. A. M., Suzumori, K., Wakimoto, S. & Hirooka, D., 2012, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM. p. 1093-1098 6 p. 6266037

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Actuators
Muscle
Silicones
Pneumatics
Rubber

Miniature of McKibben Actuator

Wakimoto, S., 2012, In : Symposium on Interdisciplinary Researches in Okayama. p. 43-43 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Novel actuator driven with phase transition of working fluid for uses in wide temperature range

Suzumori, K., Matsuoka, H. & Wakimoto, S., 2012, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. p. 616-621 6 p. 6385761

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Actuators
Phase transitions
Fluids
Thermal noise
Iron and steel industry