Micromanipulation tool replaceable soft actuator with gripping force enhancing and output motion converting mechanisms

  title={Micromanipulation tool replaceable soft actuator with gripping force enhancing and output motion converting mechanisms},
  author={Guo-Hua Feng and Shih Chieh Yen},
  journal={2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS)},
  • G. Feng, S. Yen
  • Published 21 June 2015
  • Materials Science
  • 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS)
This paper presents an innovative arched ionic polymer metal composite (IPMC) actuator for micromanipulating soft matters (e.g. cells). With a pair of through-hole structures at two front ends of the actuator, versatile designed micro-tools can be individually installed onto and replaced from the actuator. Two micro-tools of scissor-type gripper and elastic pin structure are developed to strengthen the clamping force of the gripper and convert a squeeze/pull motion to forward/backward motion… 
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