Intelligent actuators for mechatronics with multi-degrees of freedom making mechatronic systems simple, smart and reliable

Koichi Suzumori, Shuichi Wakimoto

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Abstract

This chapter details intelligent servo actuators for mechatronic systems with multi-degrees of freedom. The intelligent actuators are equipped with micro sensors and a micro controller, realizing local control functions of motion, force, and compliance, a communicating function, and a motion generating function. Three examples of intelligent actuators are described: (1) an intelligent electrical motor and its application to a snake-like robot; (2) pneumatic intelligent cylinders and their application to active polyhedron linkage mechanisms; and (3) a new control method, called multiplex pneumatic transmission drive, for pneumatic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs
PublisherSpringer London
Pages165-176
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781848829909
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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