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Pneumatic artificial muscles: Actuators for robotics and automation
This article is intended as an introduction to and an overview of Pneumatic Artificial Muscles (PAMs). These are pneumatic actuators made mainly of a flexible and inflatable membrane. First, their…
The Concept and Design of Pleated Pneumatic Artificial Muscles
Abstract This paper describes the design of a new type of Pneumatic Artificial Muscle (PAM), namely the Pleated Pneumatic Artificial Muscle (PPAM). It was developed as an improvement with regard to…
Mars Water-Ice Clouds and Precipitation
The analysis of the data from the Phoenix mission revealed an alkaline environment, in contrast to that found by the Mars Exploration Rovers, indicating that many different environments have existed on Mars.
No detection of methane on Mars from early ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter observations
Highly sensitive measurements of the atmosphere of Mars with the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter do not detect any methane over a range of latitudes in both hemispheres, in contrast to previous local or remote detections.
The Pneumatic Biped “Lucy” Actuated with Pleated Pneumatic Artificial Muscles
- B. Verrelst, R. V. Ham, B. Vanderborght, F. Daerden, D. Lefeber, J. Vermeulen
- EngineeringAuton. Robots
- 1 March 2005
This paper reports on the bipedal robot Lucy which is actuated by pleated pneumatic artificial muscles which is very suitable to be used in machines which move by means of legs because of its high power to weight ratio and adaptable passive behavior.
Independent confirmation of a methane spike on Mars and a source region east of Gale Crater
Reports of methane detection in the Martian atmosphere have been intensely debated. The presence of methane could enhance habitability and may even be a signature of life. However, no detection has…
4D-Var assimilation of MIPAS chemical observations: ozone and nitrogen dioxide analyses
This paper discusses the global analyses of stratospheric ozone (O 3 ) and nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) obtained by the Belgian Assimilation System for Chemical Observations from Envisat (BASCOE). Based…
Experimental modal testing using pressurized air excitation
Martian dust storm impact on atmospheric H2O and D/H observed by ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
The observed changes in H2O and HDO abundance occurred within a few days during the development of the dust storm, suggesting a fast impact of dust storms on the Martian atmosphere.