Evaluation of electro conductive film and strain gage as displacement sensor for pneumatic artificial muscle

Yohta Yamamoto, Shuichi Wakimoto, Koichi Suzumori

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Abstract

For safety contact between humans and machines, Soft actuators are very useful. This reason is that soft actuators have flexibility, light weight and safety. However, it is difficult to realize accuracy control. The aim of this research is to develop a pneumatic soft actuator that has a flexible displacement sensor. The soft actuator is a pneumatic artificial muscle that can generate contracting motion. It consists of a silicone rubber tube and PET plates. Additionally it has a displacement sensor on constructional material. In this research, we have verified two types of sensors, strain gages and conductive film sensors. The both sensors can detect the change of their electrical resistance when the PET plate in the actuator is deformed. Through the experiments we have compared with each sensor's feature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
Pages1206-1211
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: Dec 7 2011Dec 11 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period12/7/1112/11/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Yamamoto, Y., Wakimoto, S., & Suzumori, K. (2011). Evaluation of electro conductive film and strain gage as displacement sensor for pneumatic artificial muscle. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 (pp. 1206-1211). [6181452] (2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181452