Paper Title:
Design of a Piezoelectrically Actuated Jumping Robot
  Abstract

This paper presents the design and simulation of a mesoscale robot that can jump vertically. The robot uses the vibration of a piezocomposite actuator named LIPCA. A ratchet mechanism is designed to convert the vertical vibration to angular displacement. Then the displacement is transferred to a pair of links such that a spring is compressed. The elastic energy of spring is used to make the robot jump vertically. Simulation results verify that the robot can jump as high as about three times its body height.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 311-313)
Chapter
Smart/Intelligent Materials/Intelligent Systems
Edited by
Zhongning Guo
Pages
2211-2214
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.311-313.2211
Citation
T. Ho, L. L. Xin, "Design of a Piezoelectrically Actuated Jumping Robot", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 311-313, pp. 2211-2214, 2011
Online since
August 2011
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