This book contains selected papers presented at MAMM 2010, the First Workshop on Microactuators and Micromechanisms. This workshop has brought together scientists, industry experts and students and has provided a special opportunity for know-how exchange and collaboration in various disciplines referring to microsystems technology. The conference was organized by the Technical Committees of Mechanical Transmissions and Micromachines under the patronage of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science.
Preface.- Single Piezo Actuator Driven Micro Robot for 2-Dimensional Locomotion, by F. Becker, V. Minchenya, K. Zimmermann, I. Zeidis.- Capsule Micromechanism Driven by Impulse, by T. Ito, Y. Kito, S. Ishimori, A. Phunopas, T. Hayashi.- Development of In-Pipe Micro Mobile Robot Using Peristalsis Motion Driven by Hydraulic Pressure, by Y. Nakazato, Y. Sonobel, S. Toyama.- Optimum Design of Mass Distribution of the Injection Molding Pantograph Mechanism with Constant Output Link Orientation, by M. Horie, Y. Hoshikawa, D. Kamiya.- Mathematical Synthesis of Compliant Mechanism as Cochlear Implant, by L. Zentner.- Flexure Hinge-Based Parallel Manipulators Enabling High-Precision Micro Manipulations, by I. Ivanov, B. Corves.- Cell-Grasping Compliant Mechanisms with Real-Time Haptic Feedback, by Santosh D.B. Bhargav, G. K. Ananthasuresh.- Fundamental Analysis of a Thin Film Type Conducting Polymer Actuator, by H. Terada, T. Yamagata.- Kinematics Study of Protein Chains and Protein Motion Simulation, by V. Petuya, M. Diez, M. Urizar, A. Hernández.- Matrix Pad Transducer, by L. M. Dehelean, N. M. Dehelean, E. Ch. Lovasz.- Ultrasonic Hot Embossing and Welding of Micro Structures, by K. Burlage, C. Gerhardy, W. K. Schomburg.- On Binary Topology Design of Electro-Thermally-Compliant Mems, by Pranay Sharma, Anupam Saxena.- Author Index.- Subject Index.