Saad Hayat,Sheeraz Ahmed,Asif Nawaz,Muhammad Salman Khan,Muhammad Usama,Muhammad Qaiser Khan,Zeeshan Najam,




Electro-active (EA),dielectric elastomer (DE),Human Machine Interference (HMI),Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS),Cockcroft Walton Multiplier (CWM),


The DC-DC converter steps up or steps down depending upon the application requirement. In soft robots, they are used to amplify the signal from milli-volts to several kilovolts. This allows soft robots to obtain diverse features. The current work describes the details of DC-DC converter based on the Cockcroft Walton Multiplier circuit which is developed to control the output voltage required to electrically potentially induce the actuation of dielectric elastomer films used in the bio-mimetic eye. Soft robots require careful manipulation of voltage and current signals. The input to converter is 12V Alternating Voltage whereas the output is 3.7kV. Dielectric elastomer films require voltages in several kilovolts for actuation. This converter is suitable for soft robot applications because of being low cost, lightweight and portability. In the study, a multiplier circuit is constructed based on the Cockcroft Walton generator.


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