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Title: Numerical and experimental study of electroadhesion to enable manufacturing automation
Author: Guo, Jianglong
ISNI:       0000 0004 7224 8355
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2016
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Robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) have great potential to propel the world to future growth. Electroadhesion is a promising and potentially revolutionising material handling technology for manufacturing automation applications. There is, however, a lack of an in-depth understanding of this electrostatic adhesion phenomenon based on a confident electroadhesive pad design, manufacture, and testing platform and procedure. This Ph.D. research endeavours to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of electroadhesion based on an extensive literature review, theoretical modelling, electrostatic simulation, and experimental validation based on a repeatable pad design, manufacture, and testing platform and procedure.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Electroadhesion ; Interdigital electroadhesive ; Optimisation modelling ; Electrostatic simulation ; Pad geometry design ; Pad manufacture ; Pad testing ; Surface texture characterisation ; Adaptive and intelligent electroadhesion