Hexapod Type MEMS Microrobot Equipped with an Artificial Neural Networks IC
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- Microrobot, MEMS, Artificial neural networks, SMA, Artificial muscle wire
This paper proposes a hexapod type microrobot controlled by an artificial neural networks IC. The structural component of the microrobot is produced by micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) process. The rotary actuator inside the robot is composed of the artificial muscle wire of shape memory alloy (SMA) material. The artificial neural networks IC includes cell body models, inhibitory synaptic models and current mirror circuits. By reducing the heat capacity of the actuator and the length of electrical wire to the actuator, the walking speed achieved 12 mm/min.
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TY - JOUR AU - Kazuki Sugita AU - Taisuke Tanaka AU - Yuya Nakata AU - Minami Takato AU - Ken Saito AU - Fumio Uchikoba PY - 2017 DA - 2017/06/01 TI - Hexapod Type MEMS Microrobot Equipped with an Artificial Neural Networks IC JO - Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life SP - 28 EP - 31 VL - 4 IS - 1 SN - 2352-6386 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.1.7 DO - 10.2991/jrnal.2017.4.1.7 ID - Sugita2017 ER -