Focused Session A-12
Artificial Muscle Actuators Using Electroactive Polymers
(A joint session of Symposium A "Smart Materials and Micro/Nanosystems" and Symposium E “Mining Smartness from Nature”)
The unique capability of inducing large displacements and the functionality to emulate biological muscles make electroactive polymers (EAPs) attractive for niche application in several fields. Research in this area is continuing to grow with the objective of turning the intrinsic properties of these materials into affordable sensor and actuator devices.
A-12.2 Analysis, Physical Mechanisms and Characterization
A-12.3 Devices and Applications