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Artificial Muscles

Adrian Olaru

Polytechnic University of Bucharest

A university full professor, head of the International University Association for Sciences and Technology in Romania. Dr. Olaru is a fellow member of IACSIT Singapore, SCIEI USA, IACT USA, and a member of the Nanotechnology Industries Association, USA. He is the chief editor of the International Journal of Modeling and Optimization (IJMO) and The International Journal of Electrical Engineering & Education (IJEEE), Singapore.

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Biomimetic Actuator Shape Memory Alloys Dielectric Elastomer Sensor Straight Contractions Hysteresis Compensation Movement Control Skeletal System Prothesis Orthosis Bio-Inspired Robots Cardiovascular Intervention Endoscopy

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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.

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Date completed: August 24th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 20th 2021

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Review results due: February 8th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 9th 2022

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Adrian Olaru

Polytechnic University of Bucharest

Prof. Adrian Olaru finished the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Machines and Manufacturing Systems, Romania, in 1974, head of promotion. From 1974 until 1990, he worked as a designing engineer at the \"Optica Romana\" Enterprise, also being an associate assistant at the Faculty of Machine-Building Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. In 1990, Prof. Olaru became an appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Technological Systems Engineering and Management, the Machine-Tools Department. Now, he is a university full professor, and teaches the following courses: Industrial Robots Dynamics, LabVIEW application in modeling and simulation of the dynamic behavior of robots, Technological Transport Systems, Electrohydraulic Servosystems, Analyze and Syntese of Electrohydraulic Servosistems for Industrial Robots, Personal and social robots and Vibration of the virtual prototypes of industrial robots. Prof. Adrian Olaru has published over 160 national and international papers concerning modeling and simulation of hydraulic power system, technological transport systems, electrical and hydraulic servo systems and dynamic behavior of industrial robots. He has also contributed substantially to more than ten technical books. Prof. Adrian Olaru was invited as the professor of the prestigious universities around the world and an invited speaker at different international conferences from Slovakia, France, Italy, China, India, Iran, Poland, Austria, Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Croatia. He was coopted each year in more than 30 International Technical Committees and worked alongside general co-chairs from different international conferences around the world: USA, Australia, India, United Arab Emirates, Puerto Rico, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Slovakia, Czech Republic.

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