IJAT Vol.5 No.4 pp. 544-550
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2011.p0544


Theoretical Comparison of McKibben-Type Artificial Muscle and Novel Straight-Fiber-Type Artificial Muscle

Hiroki Tomori and Taro Nakamura

Chuo University, Kasuga 1-13-27, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan

February 8, 2011
April 18, 2011
July 5, 2011
artificial muscle, McKibben-type, straightfiber-type, dynamic characteristic model, static characteristic model

Robots have entered human life, and closer relationships are being formed between humans and robots. It is desirable that these robots be flexible and lightweight. With this as our goal, we have developed an artificial muscle actuator using straight-fiber-type artificial muscles derived from the McKibben-type muscles, which have excellent contraction rate and force characteristics. In this study, we compared the steady state and dynamic characteristic of straightfiber-type and McKibben-type muscles and verified the usefulness of straight-fiber-type muscles.

Cite this article as:
H. Tomori and T. Nakamura, “Theoretical Comparison of McKibben-Type Artificial Muscle and Novel Straight-Fiber-Type Artificial Muscle,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.5, No.4, pp. 544-550, 2011.
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