The effects of electroadhesive clutch design parameters on performance characteristics

@article{Diller2018TheEO,
  title={The effects of electroadhesive clutch design parameters on performance characteristics},
  author={Stuart Diller and Steven H. Collins and Carmel Majidi},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures},
  year={2018},
  volume={29},
  pages={3804 - 3828}
}
Actuators that employ clutches can exhibit mechanical impedance tuning and improved energy efficiency. However, these integrated designs have been difficult to achieve in practice because traditional clutches are typically heavy and consume substantial power. In this article, we describe a lightweight and low-power clutch that operates with electrostatic adhesion and achieves order-of-magnitude improvements in performance compared to traditional clutches. In order to inform appropriate design… 
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