A multiplex pneumatic actuator drive method based on acoustic communication in air supply line

Koichi Suzumori, Naoto Osaki, Jumpei Misumi, Akina Yamamoto, Takefumi Kanda

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Abstract

Pneumatic actuators have been widely utilized in industrial robots and in welfare apparatuses, for example with their advantages of light weight, low cost, safety, and high compliance. However, driving them needs not only the air supply line from compressor but also many electrical lines from controller to valve, making the pneumatic drive system complicated. This research proposes a new control method for the deletion of electrical control lines in pneumatic mechatronics. This method needs two technical challenges; acoustic communication system and power supply device for each local module. First, we explain the outline of a multiplex pneumatic actuator drive method. Secondly, acoustic communication system using a microcomputer (PSoC) is shown, where carrier frequency is optimized with a basic experiment. Thirdly, the design of a power supply device is shown with experimental results. Finally, a multiplex pneumatic actuator drive method is constructed with the acoustic communication system and power supply device. This prototype system works very well to show the great potential of this proposed control method. It controls successfully three pneumatic cylinders independently which are connected with an air supply line of 10[m].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2014 Conference Digest - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2795-2800
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479969340
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2014
Event2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2014Sep 18 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period9/14/149/18/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Suzumori, K., Osaki, N., Misumi, J., Yamamoto, A., & Kanda, T. (2014). A multiplex pneumatic actuator drive method based on acoustic communication in air supply line. In IROS 2014 Conference Digest - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 2795-2800). [6942945] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2014.6942945