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Kentaro Takagi, Dr. Eng.



Associate Professor
Nagoya University
Dept. of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603 Japan
E-mail: kentaro.takagi @


Selected papers
  • Parameters of an electromagnetic transducer (e.g. voice coil moter) can be estimated just by measuring the impedance. Frequency response of the impedance shows typical property of a distributed system.
  • T. Ikegame, K. Takagi, T. Inoue, I. Jikuya, Sensorless parameter estimation of electromagnetic transducer considering eddy currents, Mechatronics, vol.45, pp.130-142, 2017 Aug. [doi] [pdf (free until Aug.23, 2017)]
  • Cu2+ ion greatly enhances the deformation of ionic polymer-metal composite actuators.
  • K. Takagi, N. Tomita, K. Asaka , A Simple Method for Obtaining Large Deformation of IPMC Actuators Utilizing Copper Tape, Advanced Robotics, vol.28, issue.7, pp.513-521, 2014 Jan. [doi] [pdf (free up to 50)]


    Modeling, measurement, control and robotic application of electro-active polymer sensor/actuator
    Key Words : Electroactive Polymer, Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC), Soft Actuator/Sensor, Electromechanical Transducer, Artificial Muscle, Soft Robot

    My research interests include modeling, measurement, and control of electro-active polymers (EAPs). Robotic applications of EAP sensors/actuators are also my interests.

    Shunt damping and vibration measurement of smart structures with piezoelectric materials
    Key Words : Piezoelectric Material, PZT, PVDF, Shunt Damping, Passive Vibration Control, Modal Filter, ICA, Structural Health Monitoring, Smart Structure


    Last updated: 2016/8/26