INVESTIGATION OF ACCURACY OF THE NEWEST FUNCTION APPROXIMATION FOR THE FORCE GENERATED BY PNEUMATIC ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE

J. Sárosi, Z. Fabulya, J. Gyeviki, G. Keszthelyi-Szabó, P. Szendrő

The newest and most promising type of pneumatic actuators is the pneumatic artificial muscle (PAM). Different designs have been developed, but the McKibben muscle is the most popular and is made commercially available by different companies (e. g. Fluidic Muscle manufactured by Festo Company). The most often mentioned characteristic of PAMs is the force as a function of pressure and contraction. In this paper our newest function approximation for the force generated by Fluidic Muscles is shown that can be generally used for different muscles made by Festo Company.

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