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

Paper:

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

Received:
February 8, 2011
Accepted:
April 18, 2011
Published:
July 5, 2011
Keywords:
artificial muscle, McKibben-type, straightfiber-type, dynamic characteristic model, static characteristic model
Abstract

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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