Development of a thin pneumatic rubber actuator generating 3DOF motion - Design using FEM analysis and fabrication of the actuator

M. Yuzaki, K. Iwata, S. Wakimoto, T. Kanda

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Abstract

In this study, a thin pneumatic rubber actuator realizing 3DOF motion has been proposed. The actuator is configured with the three artificial muscles arranged in parallel. Although the actuator is quite thin structure, the thickness is 2.6 mm, it can contract and bend in any direction by changing the applied air pressure pattern to the artificial muscles. The actuator was designed by Nonlinear FEM analysis. 3DOF motion of the fabricated actuator was confirmed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACTUATOR 2018 - 16th International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems, Conference Proceedings
EditorsHubert Borgmann
PublisherVDE Verlag GmbH
Pages563-566
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783800746750
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event16th International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems, ACTUATOR 2018 - Bremen, Germany
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 27 2018

Publication series

NameACTUATOR 2018 - 16th International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems, Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference16th International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuators and Drive Systems, ACTUATOR 2018
CountryGermany
CityBremen
Period6/25/186/27/18

Keywords

  • McKibben Artificial Muscle
  • Nonlinear FEM Analysis
  • Pneumatic Soft Actuator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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