Inchworm type microrobot using friction force control mechanisms


We studied inchworm type microrobots using piezoelectric elements. When the microrobot moves, friction between the microrobot and an operation surface disturbs the displacement of the microrobot. We propose the inchworm type microrobot which can control the friction force. The friction force is controlled by the use of squeeze film effect. The microrobot is… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/MHS.2011.6102192


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@article{Itatsu2011InchwormTM, title={Inchworm type microrobot using friction force control mechanisms}, author={Yuki Itatsu and Akihiro Torii and Akiteru Ueda}, journal={2011 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science}, year={2011}, pages={273-278} }