NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Androids: application of EAP as artificial muscles to entertainment industryThe classic movie Metropolis (1926), which is nowadays considered a cinema milestone, has shown the possibility to build robots called androids that are science and fiction run together to realize a dream: the human-like robot. In that movie, Dr. Rotwang transforms a simple and cold calculating robot into the body of a beautiful woman. Robots have often been depicted as metal creatures with cold steel bodies, but there is no reason why metals should be the only kind of material for construction of robots. The authors examined the issues related to applying electroactive polymers materials (EAP) to the entertainment industry. EAP are offering attractive characteristics with the potential to produce more realistic models of living creatures at significantly lower cost. This paper seeks to elucidate how EAP might infiltrate and ultimately revolutionize entertainment, showing some applicative examples.
Document ID
20060044100
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Hanson, D.
Pioggia, G.
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
de Rossi, D.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
March 5, 2001
Meeting Information
8th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures(Newport Beach, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Animatronics
Science Fiction
Actuators
Entertainment
Electroactive polymers (EAP)
Android
Anthroids Humanoid