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Biomimetic actuators using electroactive polymers (EAP) as artificial muscles
External Online Source: hdl:2014/39426
Author and Affiliation:
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
Abstract: Evolution 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.
Publication Date: Apr 30, 2006
Document ID:
20060044238
(Acquired Sep 15, 2006)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE); April 30, 2006; Long Beach, CA; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ACTUATORS; ALGORITHMS; BIOMIMETICS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS; EMBEDDING; INVENTIONS; MUSCLES
Other Descriptors: ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES; ROBOTICS; BIOMIMETICS; ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS (EAP); BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED
Availability Source: Other Sources
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