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Piezoceramic Microactuation for Robotic Space Exploration

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dc.contributor.author Thakoor, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Yavrouian, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Morookian, J. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cutts, J. A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-01T06:17:25Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-01T06:17:25Z
dc.date.issued 1996-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Boston, Massachusetts, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-1757 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/27688
dc.description.abstract From overview: Current approach for realization of small vehicles is evolutionary: through the miniaturization1 of existing wheeled/legged vehicles based on state of the art in miniature actuators and motors. However, such miniaturization does not lend itself to cost reduction concomitant with the size reduction because cost of the individual mobility components goes up by an order of magnitude or more for such miniature motors etc. which often need to be precisely hand assembled. An alternate approach with significant potential advantages, especially when traversing unusual and difficult terrain such as loose granular surfaes, is to imitate the mobility attributes of insects. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other small vehicles miniature vehicles miniaturization wheeled vehicles legged vehicles artificial insects advanced mobility en_US
dc.title Piezoceramic Microactuation for Robotic Space Exploration en_US


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