Tri-Iron Tetra-Oxide and Silicone Composite Beam Actuator

Kahye Song, Youngsu Cha

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Abstract

Soft actuators should have flexible body and be controlled by external inputs. For soft actuator development, it is very important which materials are utilized. Silicone is a typical material for soft actuators and has high flexibility and versatility. We developed a new material actuator by adding the electrical conductivity of tri-iron tetra-oxide to the silicone material properties. We show the whole fabrication process for the actuator. And, for the detailed characteristic investigation, we conduct actuation test of the developed beam type actuator. First, the electrostatic attraction force is applied to the actuator. We show that the actuator is controlled as the amplitude and frequency of the input voltage potential. Also, we searched its resonant frequency for larger motion. In addition, we tested the actuator in influence of magnet and confirm that it works well. It is expected that the actuator can be adapted to various robot researches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages999-1004
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103761
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 2
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2018 Dec 122018 Dec 15

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2018
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period18/12/1218/12/15

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • beam actuator
  • silicone
  • soft actuator
  • soft material
  • tri-iron tetra oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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