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Performances analysis of piezoelectric cantilever based energy harvester devoted to mesoscale intra-body robot
Author(s): Kanty Rabenorosoa; Micky Rakotondrabe
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Paper Abstract

Mesoscale robots, including active capsules, are a promising and well suited approach for minimal invasive intrabody intervention. However, within the numerous works, the main limitation in these robots is the embedded energy used for their locomotion and for the tasks they should accomplish. The limited autonomy and the limited power make them finally unusable for real situations such as active capsules inside body during several tens of minutes. In this paper, we propose an approach to power mesoscale robots by using energy harvesting techniques through a piezoelectric cantilever structure embedded on the robot and through an oscillating magnetic excitation. The physical model of the proposed system is carried out and simulation results are yielded and analyzed accordingly to the influencing parameters such as the number of layers in the cantilever and its dimensions. Finally, the feasability of this solution is proved and perspectives are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2015
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9494, Next-Generation Robotics II; and Machine Intelligence and Bio-inspired Computation: Theory and Applications IX, 94940E (18 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2186825
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Kanty Rabenorosoa, FEMTO-ST, CNRS, Univ. de Franche-Comté, ENSMM (France)
Micky Rakotondrabe, FEMTO-ST, CNRS, Univ. de Franche-Comté, ENSMM (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9494:
Next-Generation Robotics II; and Machine Intelligence and Bio-inspired Computation: Theory and Applications IX
Misty Blowers; Dan Popa; Muthu B. J. Wijesundara, Editor(s)

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