Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational

MEMS & NEMS Devices Chapter 6

Towards Microrobots with Insect-Like Dexterity

Authors: J.V. Clark, F. Li, J.V. Clark

Affilation: Purdue University, United States

Pages: 368 - 371

Keywords: microrobot, biomimetic

In this paper we analyze a pioneering mechanism ‘solid state muscles’ that facilitates insect-like dexterity for autonomous and robust microscale robotics. The results of our efforts are expected to at lead to the following microrobot capabilities: -Walk walk, run, and jump in various directions -Walk if flipped upside down -Traverse through harsh terrains such as sand -Pick up, carry, and place loads -Withstand large impacts or accelerations -Recharge using vibrational energy-scavenging -Extraordinary lifetime

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3402-2
Pages: 862
Hardcopy: $189.95