Valuable experimental model of contraction pneumatic muscle actuator

Al-Ibadi, Alaa, Nefti-Meziani, S and Davis, ST 2016, 'Valuable experimental model of contraction pneumatic muscle actuator' , in: 2016 21st International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR) , IEEE, pp. 744-749.

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Abstract

Modelling of pneumatic muscle actuators “PMA” is one of the valued challenges in soft robotic researches, which is still under modification for the McKibben artificial muscle. Accurate force, length and position models allow for the wide use of make the continuum robot arm in industrial and medical applications. Moreover, accurate control can be achieved. This paper presents new formulas to model the length of contraction PMA. The sigmoidal shape of contraction length characteristics makes the sigmoid function a suitable form to model, which its coefficients depend on the nominal length “Lo”. Furthermore, we modified the existing force model by calculating the most affected parameters. Then we are modelling the angle of the arm. The three proposed models make it easy to track the length (position), the force of PAMs and position angle of PMA arm.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781509018666
Funders: Self funded studentship
Depositing User: ST Davis
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 13:21
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 01:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40968

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