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