Special Issue "Artificial Muscles and Soft Actuation"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: self-excited actuators; electrostatic/magnetic actuators; fluid actuators
Soft actuators show great potential due to their different characteristics from conventional actuators. Artificial muscles receive particular attention, and have achieved attractive results in many fields including biomimetics, assisting orthoses, musculoskeletal robots, etc. This Special Issue broadly welcomes contributions related to artificial muscles and soft actuation systems, from materials to applications, including but not limited to the following topics:
- New artificial muscles and soft actuators;
- Design, modeling, and control methodology;
- Materials and fabrication processes;
- Social and industrial applications.
We believe this Special Issue provides an excellent platform for spreading your contributions in this area. We look forward to your submissions.
Dr. Hiroyuki Nabae
Prof. Dr. Koichi Suzumori
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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.
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- Artificial muscles
- Soft actuators
- Soft robotics
- Pneumatic actuators
- Hydraulic actuators
- Electro active polymers
- Electrostatic/magnetic actuators
- Piezoelectric elements
- Shape memory alloy
- Functional fluid
- Soft actuation systems