Crawling-inspired robot utilizing L-shape piezoelectric actuators

D. Avirovik, Shashank Priya

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Abstract

L-Shape piezoelectric actuators are known to be advantageous due to their simple design, cost-effectiveness, mass-manufacturability, and high torque. In this study, we have utilized the L-shaped piezoelectric actuator to develop a crawling robot, that can potentially find use in the surgical tools, defense and security sector. The robot comprises of four legs represented by four L-shape piezoelectric motors moving at a specific gait. Based on the experiments conducted, the robot was able to carry twice its weight by attaching load to its body and monitoring its locomotion characteristics, achieve speeds of up to 65mm/s. The size of the robot was 22mm × 35mm × 30mm with mass of 11.6 grams and power input of 8mW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
Subtitle of host publicationMechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013
Pages894-899
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2013
Event2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013 - Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 12 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong, NSW
Period7/9/137/12/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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