About the book
The book "Artificial Muscles" comes to the aid of researchers in the field of robotics, prostheses, orthoses and robot-assisted medicine, with the latest achievements in the field. Of particular importance are the new materials that change their shape and create a reaction force under the action of pressurized fluids or electrostatic and electromagnetic fields, making it possible to use them in the construction of artificial muscle cells or artificial muscles. The modelling, simulation and assisted research is the way to optimise these devices. The research of the mechanical parameters regarding the rigidity, the compliance of the artificial muscles occupies an important place in the choice and construction of the exoskeleton type systems, or of the human prostheses and orthoses. Motion control in artificial muscle systems, the sensors used and the different types of actuators ensure a complete and complex image of the artificial muscle systems. The miniaturization of these systems, their use in computer-assisted medicine has become a priority and one of the applications of mini robots in surgical techniques.