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Biologically inspired technologies using artificial musclesOne of the newest fields of biomimetics is the electroactive polymers (EAP) that are also known as artificial muscles. To take advantage of these materials, efforts are made worldwide to establish a strong infrastructure addressing the need for comprehensive analytical modeling of their response mechanism and develop effective processing and characterization techniques. The field is still in its emerging state and robust materials are still not readily available however in recent years significant progress has been made and commercial products have already started to appear. This paper covers the current state of- the-art and challenges to making artificial muscles and their potential biomimetic applications.
Document ID
20060044357
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
December 22, 2005
Meeting Information
International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Photonics West Congress, MOEMS-MEMS Micro and Nanofabrication Symposium(San Jose, CA)
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Public
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Other
Keywords
electroactive
electroactive polymers (EAP)
artificial muscles
Biomimetics
biologically inspired technologies