A Study on Distributed Microrobotic System (1st Report, Development and Experimental Results of the Actuator for Moving Cell)

Toshio Fukuda, Hidenori Ishihara, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Humihito Arai, Hideo Matsuura

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Abstract

This paper deals with the concept of the distributed microrobotic system (DMRS) and experimental results of the microelectrostatic actuator. DMRS is what is applied to the dynamically reconfigurable robotic system (DRRS) to the microrobotic system. DRMS is useful for task execution in a space with a small entrance which is too narrow for the entire robotic system to enter. To realize this concept, we propose the Micro-CEBOT (Micro-Cellular Robotics). We show a prototype of the moving cell with the actuator. As the actuator, we used an electrostatic actuator. It is well known that the electrostatic actuator is more advantageous in a smaller size. We propose a structure of the stacked-type electrostatic actuator (STESA) to produce power. Some experiments are performed to examine the behavior and properties of the STESA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1458-1465
Number of pages8
Journaltransactions of the japan society of mechanical engineers series c
Volume58
Issue number549
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cellular Robotics
  • Coupled Vibration
  • Dynamically Reconfigurable Robotic System
  • Electrostatic Actuator
  • Micromachining Technology
  • Modal Analysis
  • Nonlinear Vibration
  • Photo Fabrication
  • Robotics
  • Self-Organizing System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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