Cellular Actuators: Modularity and Variability in Muscle-inspired Actuation

Cellular Actuators: Modularity and Variability in Muscle-inspired Actuation

by Jun Ueda, Harry Asada

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ISBN-13: 9780128036877
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 02/10/2017
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jun Ueda is an Associate Professor at G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed academic papers and is an expert in system dynamics, robust control in robotics and the development of sensing and actuation devices for industry and healthcare applications

Joshua Schultz, has received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institution of Technology in 2012, M.S. from Vanderbilt University in 2004, and B.S. from Tufts University in 2002. Dr. Schultz’s research focuses primarily on soft robotics, in particular the role of small on-off cell-like units linked together by compliant material to generate motion as a whole. Because of the discretized, decentralized nature of these devices, this also involves control of quantized systems. He is also interested in properties of anthropomorphic hands and the role of compliance in grasping & manipulation.

Professor H. Harry Asada is Ford Professor of Engineering and Director of the Brit and Alex d’Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Precision Engineering in 1973, 1975, and 1979, respectively, all from Kyoto University, Japan. He joined the M.I.T. faculty in 1982. Professor Asada teaches and conducts research in the area of robotics, bioengineering, and dynamic systems and control.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Structure 3. Modeling 4. Control 5. Applications 6. Conclusions

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