Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs

  • Toshiro Higuchi
  • Koichi Suzumori
  • Satoshi Tadokoro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Review

    1. Toshiro Higuchi
      Pages 1-5
  3. High Precision/Nano Actuators

    1. Minoru Kuribayashi Kurosawa
      Pages 7-18
    2. Masatake Shiraishi, Akihiro Ito
      Pages 31-43
    3. Yasuhiro Sugawara, Yan Jun Li, Yoshitaka Naitoh, Masami Kageshima
      Pages 45-54
    4. Takahito Ono, Mohd Faizul Mohd Sabri, Masayoshi Esashi
      Pages 55-66
  4. Micro Actuators

  5. Intelligent Actuators

    1. Koichi Suzumori, Shuichi Wakimoto
      Pages 165-176
    2. Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro
      Pages 177-188
    3. Nobuyuki Iwatsuki, Koichi Morikawa
      Pages 189-202
    4. Manabu Aoyagi, Takehiro Takano, Hideki Tamura, Yoshiro Tomikawa
      Pages 203-218
    5. Yoshihiko Wakabayashi, Toshiaki Okamoto, Hirokazu Saito, Hiroyuki Kudo, Kohji Mitsubayashi
      Pages 219-225

About this book


Actuators, which move and manipulate objects, are the key technological components for all modern science and technologies. The advent of new, outstanding actuators will bring innovation to a range of different areas – such as basic science, industry, medicine, welfare, and the global environment – and in this way will provide us with a better quality of life.

Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs is the proceedings of the final symposium of MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas: Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs, held in January 2010.

This project pursues the realization of next-generation actuators and accumulates the common basic technologies for actuators, with a view to possible future applications. Since the realization of next-generation actuators requires an interdisciplinary approach, the research has been organized according to a broad technological perspective that consists of:

• actuators for small motion of nano-meters;

• small-size actuators of micro-meters structures;

• intelligent actuators for functional motions;

• power actuators for large force/torque; and

• actuators for special environments.

Next-Generation Actuators Leading Breakthroughs also deals with common fundamental technologies for these actuators, such as intelligent materials, machining processes, control technologies, evaluation methods, and system integration. It provides cutting-edge research for researchers, postgraduates, and practitioners in mechanical, electrical, and materials industries.


Industrie Technologie Vibration actuator control design development display environment mechatronics modeling quality robot robotics science

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiro Higuchi
    • 1
  • Koichi Suzumori
    • 2
  • Satoshi Tadokoro
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Natural Science and TechnologyOkayama UniversityOkayamaJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Information SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-990-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-991-6
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