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Experimental investigations on behavior of IPMC polymer actuator and artificial muscle-like linear actuator
Author(s): Kwangmok Jung; Sungmoo Ryew; Jaewook Jeon; Hunmo Kim; Jaedo Nam; Hyoukryeol Choi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper first we address experimental works to investigate basic characteristics of IPMC actuators which have not been discussed sufficiently yet. Surface conductivity, displacement and force features are discussed. Also a new actuator is proposed called Artificial Musclelike Linear Actuator (AMuLA) inspired from the actuation principles of the human. The actuator is a linear actuator simulating the mechanical behavior of myofilaments that are the basic units of the human muscle. Multiple IPMC's and electrodes are utilized to mimic the motion of muscles and as a result, musclelike linear motions can be realized. The prototype of AMuLA is introduced and its performance is evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4329, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (16 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432644
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Kwangmok Jung, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Sungmoo Ryew, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Jaewook Jeon, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Hunmo Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Jaedo Nam, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Hyoukryeol Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4329:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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