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Biomimetic actuators using electroactive polymers (EAP) as artificial musclesEvolution has resolved many of nature's challenges leading to lasting solutions with maximal performance and effective use of resources. Nature's inventions have always inspired human achievements leading to effective materials, structures, tools, mechanisms, processes, algorithms, methods, systems and many other benefits. The field of mimicking nature is known as Biomimetics and one of its topics includes electroactive polymers that gain the moniker artificial muscles. Integrating EAP with embedded sensors, self-repair and many other capabilities that are used in composite materials can add greatly to the capability of smart biomimetic systems. Such development would enable fascinating possibilities potentially turning science fiction ideas into engineering reality.
Document ID
20060044238
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
April 30, 2006
Meeting Information
Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)(Long Beach, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Electroactive Polymers (EAP)
Biomimetics
biologically inspired
artificial muscles
robotics