The ICPF (ionic conducting polymer gel film) actuator, which has advantages such as low driving voltage, high speed, and capability for underwater motion, was discovered in 1992. This paper presents a new actuator element using an ICPF which generates an elliptic motion, as used in ultrasonic motors, to drive objects by friction. A method of forming a pattern of ICPF on a membrane was developed for production of the element. Experimental elements effectively functioned as driving devices and successfully drove a rotary motor as an application. Experiments and modeling revealed the relation of the resultant elliptic motion to control signals and design parameters.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Jan 1|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 13th IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Part 1 (of 4) - Minneapolis, MN, USA|
Duration: 1996 Apr 22 → 1996 Apr 28
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering