Elliptic friction drive element using an ICPF (ionic conducting polymer gel film) actuator

Satoshi Tadokoro, Takahiko Murakami, Satoshi Fuji, Ryu Kanno, Motofumi Hattori, Toshi Takamori

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Abstract

The ICPF (ionic conducting polymer gel film) actuator, which has advantages such as low driving voltage, high speed, and capability for underwater motion, was discovered in 1992. This paper presents a new actuator element using an ICPF which generates an elliptic motion, as used in ultrasonic motors, to drive objects by friction. A method of forming a pattern of ICPF on a membrane was developed for production of the element. Experimental elements effectively functioned as driving devices and successfully drove a rotary motor as an application. Experiments and modeling revealed the relation of the resultant elliptic motion to control signals and design parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-212
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 13th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Part 1 (of 4) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: 1996 Apr 221996 Apr 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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