Special Issue "Human Centered Actuators"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
Robotics Research Group, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R9925, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Phone: +1 512 471 3039
Interests: robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence; open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing; human rehabilitation systems; long duration lunar base habitat operation
This is a collection of top quality papers published free of charge in Open Access form by the editorial board members, or those invited by the editorial office and the Editor-in-Chief. The papers should be long research papers (or review papers) with full and detailed summary of the author's own work done so far.
Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Actuators is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- surgery tools and systems
- piezoelectric actuators
- metal alloy shape memory actuators
- pneumatic actuators
- hand/finger actuators
- orthotic actuators
- prosthetic actuators
- wheelchair actuators
- electro-mechanical actuators in healthcare
Article: State Space System Identification of 3-Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) Piezo-Actuator-Driven Stages with Unknown Configuration
Actuators 2013, 2(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/act2010001
Received: 31 January 2013; in revised form: 28 February 2013 / Accepted: 4 March 2013 / Published: 8 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (369 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Actuators 2013, 2(2), 19-26; doi:10.3390/act2020019
Received: 2 February 2013; in revised form: 18 March 2013 / Accepted: 29 March 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (855 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Actuators 2013, 2(2), 27-44; doi:10.3390/act2020027
Received: 18 February 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 22 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (617 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Actuators 2013, 2(2), 45-58; doi:10.3390/act2020045
Received: 4 March 2013; in revised form: 12 April 2013 / Accepted: 22 April 2013 / Published: 2 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (9391 KB)
Actuators 2013, 2(3), 59-73; doi:10.3390/act2030059
Received: 21 February 2013; in revised form: 24 June 2013 / Accepted: 25 June 2013 / Published: 3 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (697 KB)
Article: Self-Sensing Control of Nafion-Based Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) Actuator in the Extremely Low Humidity Environment
Actuators 2013, 2(4), 74-85; doi:10.3390/act2040074
Received: 6 August 2013; in revised form: 6 September 2013 / Accepted: 24 September 2013 / Published: 1 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (397 KB)
Actuators 2013, 2(4), 86-110; doi:10.3390/act2040086
Received: 8 August 2013; in revised form: 12 September 2013 / Accepted: 26 September 2013 / Published: 2 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (417 KB)
Actuators 2013, 2(4), 129-144; doi:10.3390/act2040129
Received: 5 November 2013; in revised form: 14 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (650 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Energetic and Peak Power Advantages of Series Elastic Actuators in an Actuated Prosthetic Leg for Walking and Running
Actuators 2014, 3(1), 1-19; doi:10.3390/act3010001
Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 21 February 2014 / Published: 27 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (391 KB)
Last update: 30 October 2013