16 July 2001 Experimental investigations on behavior of IPMC polymer actuator and artificial muscle-like linear actuator
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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.
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Kwangmok Jung, Kwangmok Jung, Sungmoo Ryew, Sungmoo Ryew, Jaewook Jeon, Jaewook Jeon, Hunmo Kim, Hunmo Kim, Jaedo Nam, Jaedo Nam, Hyoukryeol Choi, Hyoukryeol Choi, } "Experimental investigations on behavior of IPMC polymer actuator and artificial muscle-like linear actuator", Proc. SPIE 4329, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (16 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432644; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.432644
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