Experimental investigation of conductive fibers for a smart pneumatic artificial muscle

Jumpei Misumi, Shuichi Wakimoto, Koichi Suzumori

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Abstract

Recently, the demand for wearable apparatus for supporting human movement in the medical and welfare fields increases with low birthrate and aging of society in many countries. In these apparatus, a pneumatic artificial muscle like a McKibben artificial muscle is highly expected as the actuator because of its high power, light weight and flexibility. But the conventional displacement sensors are not suitable for controlling the pneumatic artificial muscle, because, compared with the artificial muscle, the sensors are expensive and rigid. Additionally they are incorporated in the system separately from the artificial muscle generally. In order to solve the problem, in this study, conductive fibers are utilized as the displacement sensor for the pneumatic artificial muscle by replacing the fiber component of the artificial muscle. This paper describes the basic design of a smart pneumatic artificial muscle integrating the conductive fibers as the sensor. Additionally results of basic characteristics of the smart pneumatic artificial muscle are shown experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2335-2340
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467396745
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2016
EventIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: Dec 6 2015Dec 9 2015

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period12/6/1512/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Misumi, J., Wakimoto, S., & Suzumori, K. (2016). Experimental investigation of conductive fibers for a smart pneumatic artificial muscle. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE-ROBIO 2015 (pp. 2335-2340). [7419123] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2015.7419123