Special Issue "Pneumatic Soft Actuators"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: soft robotics; pneumatic muscles; end effectors; automation for food; healthcare robotics
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Special Issue in Actuators: Pneumatic Actuators
Special Issue in Actuators: Advances in Pneumatic Actuators 2021-2022
Soft robotics is a relatively new field which has seen a significant increase in interested over the last 5–10 years. It is a novel approach that investigates unconventional elastic materials, taking advantage of the intrinsic dynamics of deformable materials to enhance flexibility and controllability. This technology has the potential to revolutionise the robotics field, as it provides many benefits, including low cost, light weight, intrinsic safety, and the ability to deform to objects and obstacles. Traditional electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic actuators are not well suited to this new field, and as a result, many new actuators have been proposed. Due to their inherent compliance, pneumatic actuators have proven popular in soft robotic systems; therefore, this Special Issue targets high-quality publications spanning (but not limited to) the following topics:
- The design of novel pneumatic soft actuators;
- The control of soft pneumatic systems;
- Pneumatic artificial muscles;
- Compliant pneumatic actuation;
- Modelling of soft pneumatic actuators;
- The application of pneumatic soft actuation.
Prof. Dr. Steve Davis
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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Soft robotics
- Pneumatic actuators
- Compliant actuation
- Pneumatic muscles
- Pneumatic soft actuators