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Recruited dielectric elastomer motor units as a pseudomuscular actuator
Author(s): Federico Lorussi; Alessandro Tognetti; Federico Carpi; Alberto Mazzoldi; Danilo De Rossi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a strategy of design, realization and control of pseudomuscular actuator controllable in position and compliance. The actuator was designed as a bundle of electromechanical actuating elements, made by dielectric elastomers. The control strategy was inspired to the Feldman's biological muscle model. Presented simulations show that opportune recruitments of the bundle active units enable a satisfying approximation of the quadratic length-force characteristic of the biological muscle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5051, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (28 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484323
Show Author Affiliations
Federico Lorussi, Univ. of Pisa (Italy)
Alessandro Tognetti, Univ. of Pisa (Italy)
Federico Carpi, Univ. of Pisa (Italy)
Alberto Mazzoldi, Univ. of Pisa (Italy)
Danilo De Rossi, Univ. of Pisa (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5051:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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