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Energy harvesting from mouse click of robot finger using piezoelectrics
Author(s): Youngsu Cha; Jin Hong; Jaemin Lee; Jung-Min Park; Keehoon Kim
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of energy harvesting from the mouse click motion using a piezoelectric energy transducer. Specifically, we use a robotic finger to realize repeatable mouse click motion. The robotic finger wears a glove with a pocket for including the piezoelectric material as an energy transducer. We propose a model for the energy harvesting system through the inverse kinematic framework of parallel joints in the finger and the electromechanical coupling equations of the piezoelectric material. Experiments are performed to elucidate the effect of the load resistance and the mouse click motion on energy harvesting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10164, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017, 101641I (11 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2256343
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Youngsu Cha, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Jin Hong, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jaemin Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Jung-Min Park, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Keehoon Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10164:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017
Gyuhae Park, Editor(s)

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