Cellular Actuators

Cellular Actuators: Modularity and Variability in Muscle-Inspired Actuation describes the roles actuators play in robotics and their insufficiency in emerging new robotic applications, such as wearable devices and human co-working robots where compactness and compliance are important. Piezoelectric actuators, the topic of this book, provide advantages like displacement scale, force, reliability, and compactness, and rely on material properties to provide displacement and force as reactions to electric stimulation. The authors, renowned researchers in the area, present the fundamentals of muscle-like movement and a system-wide study that includes the design, analysis, and control of biologically inspired actuators. This book is the perfect guide for researchers and practitioners who would like to deploy this technology into their research and products. Introduces Piezoelectric Actuators concepts in a system wide integrated approach Acts as a single source for the design, analysis, and control of actuator arrays Presents applications to illustrate concepts and the potential of the technology Details the physical assembly possibilities of Piezo actuators Presents fundamentals of bio inspired actuation Introduces the concept of cellular actuators

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  • Author : Jun Ueda
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 382 pages
  • ISBN : 0128037067
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Cellular Actuators

Cellular Actuators
  • Author : Jun Ueda,Joshua A Schultz,Harry Asada
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 24 January 2017
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Cellular Actuators: Modularity and Variability in Muscle-Inspired Actuation describes the roles actuators play in robotics and their insufficiency in emerging new robotic applications, such as wearable devices and human co-working robots where compactness and compliance are important. Piezoelectric actuators, the topic of this book, provide advantages like displacement scale, force, reliability, and compactness, and rely on material properties to provide displacement and force as reactions to electric stimulation. The authors, renowned researchers in the area, present the fundamentals of muscle-like

Mathematical Modeling and Control of a Piezoelectric Cellular Actuator Exhibiting Quantization and Flexibility

Mathematical Modeling and Control of a Piezoelectric Cellular Actuator Exhibiting Quantization and Flexibility
  • Author : Joshua Andrew Schultz
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 July 2021
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This thesis presents mathematical modeling and control techniques that can be used to predict and specify performance of biologically inspired actuation systems called cellular actuators. Cellular actuators are modular units designed to be connected in bundles in manner similar to human muscle fibers. They are characterized by inherent compliance and large numbers of on-off discrete control inputs. In this thesis, mathematical tools are developed that connect the performance to the physical manifestation of the device. A camera positioner inspired by

An Efficient Drive, Sensing, and Actuation System Using PZT Stack Actuator Cells

An Efficient Drive, Sensing, and Actuation System Using PZT Stack Actuator Cells
  • Author : Patrick R. Barragán
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 July 2021
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The PZT cellular actuator developed in the MIT d'Arbeloff Laboratory utilizes small-strain, high-force PZT stack actuators in a mechanical flexure system to produce a larger-strain, lower-force actuator useful in robotic systems. Many functionalities for these cellular actuators are developed which can have great impact on robotic systems and actuation itself. After initial exploration into other possible circuitry, a circuit is designed to recovery unused energy for the PZT cells. The circuit design is formed around a proposed method of distributed

Microbiorobotics

Microbiorobotics
  • Author : Minjun Kim,Edward Steager
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 23 July 2021
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Microbiorobotics is a new engineering discipline that inherently involves a multidisciplinary approach (mechanical engineering, cellular biology, mathematical modeling, control systems, synthetic biology, etc). Building robotics system in the micro scale is an engineering task that has resulted in many important applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques to cellular manipulation. However, it is also a very challenging engineering task. One of the reasons is because many engineering ideas and principles that are used in larger scales do not scale well to the

Modeling Cellular Actuator Arrays

Modeling Cellular Actuator Arrays
  • Author : David Luke MacNair
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 July 2021
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This work explores the representations and mathematical modeling of biologically-inspired robotic muscles called Cellular Actuator Arrays. These actuator arrays are made of many small interconnected actuation units which work together to provide force, displacement, robustness and other properties beyond the original actuator's capability. The arrays can also exhibit properties generally associated with biological muscle and can thus provide test bed for research into the interrelated nature of the nervous system and muscles, kinematics/dynamics experiments to understand balance and synergies,

Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices

Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices
  • Author : Dan Zhang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 14 September 2012
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Advanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devicesdescribes state-of-the-art MEMS devices and introduces the latest technology in electrical and mechanical microsystems. The evolution of design in microfabrication, as well as emerging issues in nanomaterials, micromachining, micromanufacturing and microassembly are all discussed at length in this volume. Advanced Mechatronics also provides a reader with knowledge of MEMS sensors array, MEMS multidimensional accelerometer, artificial skin with imbedded tactile components, as well as other topics in MEMS sensors and transducers. The book also presents a number

Reduction of Dimensionality of a Cellular Actuator Array for Driving a Robotic Hand

Reduction of Dimensionality of a Cellular Actuator Array for Driving a Robotic Hand
  • Author : Kyu-Jin Cho (Ph. D.)
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 July 2021
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In an attempt to explore an alternative to today's robot actuators, a new approach to artificial muscle actuator design and control is presented. The objective of this research is to coordinate the multitude of artificial muscle actuator axes for a large DOF (degree of freedom) robotic system based on dimensionality reduction. An array of SMA actuators is segmented into many independently controlled, spatially discrete volumes, each contributing a small displacement to create a large motion. Segmented Binary Control is proposed

Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Author : Axel Schumacher,Thomas Vietor,Sierk Fiebig,Kai-Uwe Bletzinger,Kurt Maute
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 04 December 2017
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The volume includes papers from the WSCMO conference in Braunschweig 2017 presenting research of all aspects of the optimal design of structures as well as multidisciplinary design optimization where the involved disciplines deal with the analysis of solids, fluids or other field problems. Also presented are practical applications of optimization methods and the corresponding software development in all branches of technology.

Robotics

Robotics
  • Author : Oliver Brock,Jeffrey C. Trinkle,Fabio Ramos
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 23 July 2021
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Proceedings from the third annual Robotics: Science and Systems conference, presenting state-of-the-art research on the foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and robotics systems.

Electroactive Polymer Gel Robots

Electroactive Polymer Gel Robots
  • Author : Mihoko Otake
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 10 March 2010
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By the dawn of the new millennium, robotics has undergone a major tra- formation in scope and dimensions. This expansion has been brought about bythematurityofthe?eldandtheadvancesinitsrelatedtechnologies.From a largely dominant industrial focus, robotics has been rapidly expanding into the challenges of the human world. The new generation of robots is expected to safely and dependably co-habitat with humans in homes, workplaces, and communities,providingsupportinservices,entertainment,education,heal- care, manufacturing, and assistance. Beyond its impact on physical robots, the body of

Experimental Robotics

Experimental Robotics
  • Author : Oussama Khatib,Vijay Kumar,Daniela Rus
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 February 2008
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The International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) is a series of bi-annual meetings which are organized in a rotating fashion around North America, Europe and Asia/Oceania. The goal of ISER is to provide a forum for research in robotics that focuses on the novelty of theoretical contributions validated by experimental results. This unique reference presents the latest advances in robotics, with ideas that are conceived conceptually and have been explored experimentally.

Optogenetics

Optogenetics
  • Author : Takeaki Ozawa,Sophie Vriz
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 18 September 2018
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Optogenetic tools have allowed significant advances in the understanding of biological problems, particularly in the neurosciences field. Biological tools as well as optical set-ups have evolved and a wide range of probes and light-controllable modules are now available. The aim of this book is to give a flavour of illumination strategies and imaging with an overview of the different optogenetic tools and their main applications in cell biology. Based on examples covering the different aspects of cell biology, this book

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Fibrosis

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Author : Ralf Weiskirchen
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 29 December 2020
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Worldwide, liver fibrosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is associated with a high medical and economic burden. It is the common consequence of chronic liver injury due to various etiologies. During fibrogenesis, there is a progressive substitution of the liver parenchyma by scar tissue. Recent advances in the understanding of the history of liver fibrosis have shown that the pathogenesis is driven by different cell types and a large variety of soluble mediators. At present, scientists

Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials
  • Author : Ivan A. Parinov,Shun-Hsyung Chang,Banh Tien Long
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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This book presents selected peer-reviewed contributions from the 2019 International Conference on “Physics and Mechanics of New Materials and Their Applications”, PHENMA 2019 (Hanoi, Vietnam, 7–10 November, 2019), divided into four scientific themes: processing techniques, physics, mechanics, and applications of advanced materials. The book describes a broad spectrum of promising nanostructures, crystals, materials and composites with special properties. It presents nanotechnology approaches, modern environmentally friendly techniques and physical-chemical and mechanical studies of the structural-sensitive and physical–mechanical properties of materials. The obtained results are