Water/air performance analysis of a fluidic muscle

@article{Focchi2010WaterairPA,
  title={Water/air performance analysis of a fluidic muscle},
  author={Michele Focchi and Emanuele Guglielmino and Claudio Semini and Alberto Parmiggiani and Nikolaos G. Tsagarakis and Bram Vanderborght and Darwin G. Caldwell},
  journal={2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
  year={2010},
  pages={2194-2199}
}
This paper deals with a comparative study on using water and air as actuation means for the control of a fluidic muscle (designed for air) and assesses the performance, particularly from a dynamic and energetic point of view. A medium with higher bulk modulus such as oil/water is believed to increase pressure and force bandwidths and reduce sensitivity to… CONTINUE READING