Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Application: Artificial by Kwang J. Kim, Satoshi Tadokoro

By Kwang J. Kim, Satoshi Tadokoro

Electroactive polymers (EAPs) reply to electric stimulation with huge deformations. they're dynamic actuators that have attracted cognizance from an interdisciplinary viewers of engineers and scientists. An allowing EAP expertise is rising which makes an attempt to mimic the homes of ordinary muscle and which, for that reason, can practice a different functionality in quite a few biologically-inspired robotics applications.Electroactive Polymers for Robotics purposes covers the elemental homes, modelling and demonstration of EAPs in robot functions, focusing quite on synthetic muscular tissues and sensors. Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators and Dielectric Elastomers are mentioned in the publication with chapters on their homes and their makes use of in robotics applications.With its focus on units in response to EAPs and their makes use of, Electroactive Polymers for Robotics purposes should be of curiosity to researchers operating inside this box in addition to to postgraduate scholars learning robotics or clever fabrics and constructions. Practitioners operating within the mechanical, electric and fabrics industries also will locate this e-book of worth.

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