Electric-Pneumatic Actuator: A New Muscle for Locomotion

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Maziar Ahmad Sharbafi; Hirofumi Shin; Guoping Zhao; Koh Hosoda; Andre Seyfarth;
(2017)
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • Journal: Actuators (issn: 2076-0825)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/act6040030
  • Subject: TA401-492 | variable impedance actuator (VIA) | Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials | legged locomotion | TK1001-1841 | electric motors | Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations | pneumatic artificial muscle (PAM) | hybrid actuator

A better understanding of how actuator design supports locomotor function may help develop novel and more functional powered assistive devices or robotic legged systems. Legged robots comprise passive parts (e.g., segments, joints and connections) which are moved in a c... View more
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