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Biologically Inspired Technology Using Electroactive Polymers (EAP)Evolution allowed nature to introduce highly effective biological mechanisms that are incredible inspiration for innovation. Humans have always made efforts to imitate nature's inventions and we are increasingly making advances that it becomes significantly easier to imitate, copy, and adapt biological methods, processes and systems. This brought us to the ability to create technology that is far beyond the simple mimicking of nature. Having better tools to understand and to implement nature's principles we are now equipped like never before to be inspired by nature and to employ our tools in far superior ways. Effectively, by bio-inspiration we can have a better view and value of nature capability while studying its models to learn what can be extracted, copied or adapted. Using electroactive polymers (EAP) as artificial muscles is adding an important element to the development of biologically inspired technologies.
Document ID
20080013272
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
February 26, 2006
Subject Category
Exobiology
Meeting Information
Smart Structures and Materials Symposium(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
robotics
biomimetics
biologically inspired technology
electroactive polymers (EAP)