Artificial Muscles Performance Based on TCP-NiCr Actuators
Gonzalez, A; Garcia, L; Kilby, J; Singh, H
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In the past years, artificial muscles (and or soft-actuators) have gained attention to be used in rehabilitation robots due to their inherent compliance. Twisted and coiled polymers (TCP) artificial muscles are one of the prominent alternatives. A recently introduced method to activate the TCP is to use an embedded metallic wire. This work analyses the strain and the response time of TCP actuators with different Nichrome (NiCr) wire diameters.