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Linear artificial muscle actuator based on synthetic elastomer
Author(s): Nguyen Huu Chuc; JongKil Park; Doan Vu Thuy; Hyun Seok Kim; Jachoon Koo; Youngkwan Lee; JaeDo Nam; Hyouk Ryeol Choi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a new artificial muscle actuator for rectilinear motion made of synthetic elastomer, which is mainly focused on the robotic applications. Previously, we have developed a new material for actuating means, named "synthetic elastomer". Synthetic elastomer allows their material properties such as mechanical as well as electrical properties to be adjusted according to the requirements. Using the synthetic elastomers made of the recipe adjusted for the robotic application, a new design of the artificial muscle actuator, called multi stacked actuator is proposed. The actuator is comprised of multiple stacks of synthetic elastomer coated with compliant electrodes and connecting disks. This unique design enables its linear actuation with the large strain of active length as well as large force. Experimental works are conducted and the effectiveness of the actuator is validated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6524, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2007, 65240J (5 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.714926
Show Author Affiliations
Nguyen Huu Chuc, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
JongKil Park, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Doan Vu Thuy, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Hyun Seok Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Jachoon Koo, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Youngkwan Lee, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
JaeDo Nam, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)
Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6524:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2007
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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