Applied Bionics and Biomechanics

Biomimetic Actuation and Artificial Muscle


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1Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

2Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

3University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA


Biomimetic Actuation and Artificial Muscle

Description

Actuation technology is an important symbol of the progress of mechanical systems. The actuator was developed for the steam engine and then internal combustion engines and now for electromotors, making mechanical systems increasingly more flexible, with higher energy utilization and convenience. However, the traditional actuation technologies (e.g., miniature motors and gear transmissions) cannot satisfy the high flexibility, high redundancy, and large load-to-weight ratio found in animals, which causes the performance of robots to fall behind that of the animals. Animals’ distributed muscle actuation is one of the main reasons of flexibility, high efficiency, and large energy density. Thus, the biomimetic actuator or artificial muscle with large deformation has experienced rapid growth in academic interest and industrial application.

This special issue is dedicated to technical advances in biomimetic actuation, sensing, and materials. Submissions about artificial muscle such as ionic polymer metal composite, carbon polymer composite, dielectric elastomer, and shape memory materials are especially welcomed. This special issue aims to promote research and provide a platform for communication of novel ideas, theories, and technologies in biomimetic actuation, sensing, and materials.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Electroactive polymer and devices
  • Artificial muscle
  • Soft robot
  • Sensors and sensing systems
  • Biomimetic materials and structures
  • Biomechanics and locomotion

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4617460
  • - Editorial

Biomimetic Actuation and Artificial Muscle

Qingsong He | David Vokoun | Qi Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8327867
  • - Research Article

A Computing Method to Determine the Performance of an Ionic Liquid Gel Soft Actuator

Bin He | Chenghong Zhang | ... | Zhipeng Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2648502
  • - Research Article

The Gait Design and Trajectory Planning of a Gecko-Inspired Climbing Robot

Xuepeng Li | Wei Wang | ... | Linqing Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4362749
  • - Research Article

A Highly Reliable Embedded Optical Torque Sensor Based on Flexure Spring

Yuwang Liu | Tian Tian | ... | Defu Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9846293
  • - Research Article

CMM-Based Volumetric Assessment Methodology for Polyethylene Tibial Knee Inserts in Total Knee Replacement

Wei Jiang | Cuicui Ji | ... | Yuntian Dai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4031705
  • - Research Article

Active Tube-Shaped Actuator with Embedded Square Rod-Shaped Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites for Robotic-Assisted Manipulation

Yanjie Wang | Jiayu Liu | ... | Hualing Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3091579
  • - Research Article

Biomimetic Beetle-Inspired Flapping Air Vehicle Actuated by Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuator

Yang Zhao | Di Xu | ... | Daoheng Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9857894
  • - Research Article

Passive Cushiony Biomechanics of Head Protection in Falling Geckos

Hao Wang | Wenbo Wang | ... | Zhendong Dai
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
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CiteScore1.540
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