Modelling pneumatic muscles as hydraulic muscles for use as an underwater actuator

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Ku, Kenneth and Bradbeer, Robin. 2008. "Modelling pneumatic muscles as hydraulic muscles for use as an underwater actuator." Billingsley, John and Bradbeer, Robin (ed.) Mechatronics and machine vision in practice. Berlin, Germany. Springer. pp. 209-217
Chapter Title

Modelling pneumatic muscles as hydraulic muscles for use as an underwater actuator

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleMechatronics and machine vision in practice
AuthorsKu, Kenneth (Author) and Bradbeer, Robin (Author)
EditorsBillingsley, John and Bradbeer, Robin
Page Range209-217
Number of Pages9
Year2008
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
ISBN9783540740261
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74027-8_17
Abstract

It's become clear that if muscles could be powered hydraulically instead of pneumatically, then they would provide a very efficient actuator for underwater use. This has been confirmed by the manufacturers. Although a number of muscle-based actuators have been developed for underwater use, they either use expensive composites, and/or compound hydraulic cylinders. There have been no reports so far of anyone using rubber artificial muscles in hydraulic mode.

Keywordspneumatic muscles; robotics; neoprene; linear actuator
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400799. Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
401505. Special vehicles
401706. Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Byline AffiliationsCity University of Hong Kong, China
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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