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11 April 2017 Energy harvesting from mouse click of robot finger using piezoelectrics
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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.
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Youngsu Cha, Jin Hong, Jaemin Lee, Jung-Min Park, and Keehoon Kim "Energy harvesting from mouse click of robot finger using piezoelectrics", Proc. SPIE 10164, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017, 101641I (11 April 2017);

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