Bistable Antagonistic Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for Binary Robotics and Mechatronics

@article{Chouinard2012BistableAD,
  title={Bistable Antagonistic Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for Binary Robotics and Mechatronics},
  author={Patrick Chouinard and J. Plante},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={857-865}
}
  • Patrick Chouinard, J. Plante
  • Published 2012
  • Engineering
  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Binary systems can lead to simple and efficient robotic and mechatronic systems since such systems use a large number of simple bistable actuators to affect its state. Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) are prime candidates for use in binary systems since they are simple, low cost, and lightweight. However, previously proposed bistable DEAs (flip-flop) have relatively low volumetric energy density that limits their use in practical devices. This paper investigates the potential of improving… CONTINUE READING
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