Soft Actuators

Materials, Modeling, Applications, and Future Perspectives

Editors: Asaka, Kinji, Okuzaki, Hidenori (Eds.)

  • The newest technology and information on the basic science and practical applications of soft actuators
  • Features many color figures, diagrams and photographs clearly describing the mechanism, apparatus and motion of soft actuators
  • Presents an integrated interdisciplinary summary of both the basics and applications of a key component of many robotic systems
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About this book

The subject of this book is the current comprehensive research and development of soft actuators, and encompasses interdisciplinary studies of materials science, mechanics, electronics, robotics and bioscience. As an example, the book includes current research on actuators based on biomaterials to provide future perspectives for artificial muscle technology. Readers can obtain detailed, useful information about materials, methods of synthesis, fabrication and measurements. The topics covered here not only promote further research and development of soft actuators but also lead the way to their utilization and industrialization. One outstanding feature of the book is that it contains many color figures, diagrams and photographs clearly describing the mechanism, apparatus and motion of soft actuators. The chapter on modeling is conducive to more extensive design work in materials and devices and is especially useful in the development of practical applications. Readers can acquire the newest technology and information about the basic science and practical applications of flexible, lightweight and noiseless soft actuators, which are quite unlike conventional mechanical engines and electric motors. The new ideas offered in this volume will provide inspiration and encouragement to researchers and developers as they explore new fields of applications for soft actuators.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Progress and Current Status of Materials and Properties of Soft Actuators

    Okuzaki, Hidenori

    Pages 3-18

  • Current Status of Applications and Markets of Soft Actuators

    Asaka, Kinji (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Electromagnetic Heating

    Yamauchi, Takeshi

    Pages 33-41

  • Thermo-Responsive Nanofiber Mats Fabricated by Electrospinning

    Okuzaki, Hidenori

    Pages 43-54

  • Self-Oscillating Gels

    Yoshida, Ryo

    Pages 55-78

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54767-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54766-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56348-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soft Actuators
Book Subtitle
Materials, Modeling, Applications, and Future Perspectives
Editors
  • Kinji Asaka
  • Hidenori Okuzaki
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54767-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54767-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54766-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56348-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 507
Number of Illustrations and Tables
170 b/w illustrations, 157 illustrations in colour
Topics