Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
9 - 13 March 2008
Conference 6927
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) X
Monday - Thursday 10 - 13 March 2008
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Abstract Due:
28 August 2007

Author Notification:
3 December 2007

Manuscript Due Date:
11 February 2008

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Monday 10 March Show All Abstracts
Monday Awards, Announcements, Funding Agency Talks, and Plenary Presentations
Monday 10 March 2008
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Session 1:
EAP as Emerging Actuators and Biomimetric Technologies
Monday 10 March 2008
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
High-performance with a 'soft' skeleton: the shark cartilage composite (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 6927-1
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Human-like robots as platforms for electroactive polymers (EAP)
Paper 6927-2
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Designing components using smartMOVE electroactive polymer technology
Paper 6927-3
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Elastomeric contractile actuators for hand rehabilitation splints
Paper 6927-4
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Session 2:
Ionic/Conductive EAP
Monday 10 March 2008
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Fiber spinning and ink-jet printing: advances in conducting polymer device fabrication (Invited Paper)
Paper 6927-5
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Enhancement of the electromechanical transduction properties of a silicone elastomer by blending with a conjugated polymer
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Carbon nanotube yarns: sensors, actuators, and current carriers
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Characterization and modeling of conjugated polymer sensors
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Tenth Annual EAP-in-Action and Demonstrations
Monday 10 March 2008
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

This Session is intended to turn the spotlight on Electroactive Polymers (EAP) materials, their capability, and their potential for smart structures. New materials and applications are continuing to emerge and this is a great opportunity for the attendees to see state-of-the-art demonstrations of the unique capabilities of EAP as possible actuators-of-choice. This Session offers a forum for interaction between developers and potential users as well as a "hands-on" experience with this emerging technology. It was during this session that he first Human/EAP-Robot Armwrestling Contest was held in 2005.

In 2008 we will have the 10th anniversary of our EAPAD Conference and we are going to celebrate it with exciting demonstrations from 8 groups representing the following countries: Australia, China, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the USA. These demos will include various novel EAP actuators, prototypes and emerging products such as artificial fish, synthetic flower that opens and closes, a camera auto focus drive, tunable optics, an energy harvester, and possibly a giant blimp. We may even have new EAP arm to wrestle with but, till we reach the baseline human capability that we established in 2006, the focus will be on measuring the speed and force of the robot arm.

Includes EAP Demonstrations: See Special Events for tentative list.
Tuesday 11 March Show All Abstracts
Tuesday Awards, Announcements, Funding Agency Talks, and Plenary Presentation
Tuesday 11 March 2008
8:00 AM - 9:05 AM

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Session 4:
IPMC I
Tuesday 11 March 2008
9:10 AM - 12:15 PM
Advances in the modeling and performance of ionomeric polymer transducers (IPMCs) (Invited Paper)
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IPMC paints
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Micro deposition method: a novel fabrication method for ionic polymer metallic composites
Paper 6927-11
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Ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs) with bimetallic Pt-Pd electrode
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A new force field for molecular dynamics studies of Li+ and Na+-nafion
Paper 6927-13
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Application of feedforward dynamics compensation in ionic-polymer metal composite actuators
Paper 6927-64
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A distributed model of IPMC
Paper 6927-15
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Session 5:
IPMC II
Tuesday 11 March 2008
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Extensional ionomeric polymer conductor composite actuators with ionic liquids
Paper 6927-93
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A scalable dynamic model for ionic polymer-metal composite actuators
Paper 6927-17
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A correlation between extensional displacement and architecture of ionic polymer transducers
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Frequency response of anisotropic ionic polymer metal composites (IPMC) transducers
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The effect of IPMC parameters in electromechanical coefficient based on equivalent beam theory
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Session 6:
Dielectric EAP Actuators I
Tuesday 11 March 2008
3:40 PM - 5:20 PM
Accomplishments and future trends in the field of electroactive polymers (Invited Paper)
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Polymer nanocomposites as electrostrictive and piezoelectric materials
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Polyaniline nanofibers as a novel electrode material for fault-tolerant dielectric elastomer actuators
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Self-clearable carbon nanotube electrodes for improved performance of dielectric elastomer actuators
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Session PS1:
Posters-Tuesday
Tuesday 11 March 2008
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tunable transmission grating based on dielectric elastomer actuators
Paper 6927-56
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Self-sensing of dielectric elastomer actuator
Paper 6927-66
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Frequency response of polypyrrole trilayer actuator displacement
Paper 6927-67
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Porous conductive polyblends of polyaniline in poly(methyl methacrylate)
Paper 6927-85
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A double-sided electret polymer film-based electrostatic actuator
Paper 6927-72
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Electromechanical simulation of cellulose based biomimetic electro-active actuator
Paper 6927-73
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Novel electro-active polymer actuator based on ionic networking membrane of PSMI-incorporated PVDF
Paper 6927-74
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Self healing properties of Cu-Pt coated ionic polymer actuators
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A multilink manipulator with IPMC joints
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Electrochemomechanical behaviour of free standing PEDOT films in organic and aqueous electrolytes
Paper 6927-77
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Sensor response of polypyrrole trilayer benders as a function of geometry
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High-precision characterization of dielectric elastomer stack actuators and their material parameters
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Dielectric elastomer actuators using improved thin film processing and nanosized particles
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Frequency response characteristics of IPMC sensors with current/voltage measurements
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Preisach modeling of IPMC-EMIM actuator
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Preisach modeling of dielectric elastomer EAP actuator
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Molecular dynamics studies of interpenetrating polymer networks for actuator devices
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Classification and selection of actuator technologies with consideration of stimuli generation
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Electric field sensitive poly(p-phynylene vinylene)/polydimethylsiloxane gel
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Electric field around a dielectric elastomer actuator in proximity to the human body
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Microwave-powered ionic polymer-metal composite actuators
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High electromechanical performance of electroelastomers based on interpenetrating polymer networks
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Architecture for the semi-automatic fabrication and assembly of thin-film based dielectric elastomer actuators
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The batch wise electrode contact establishment and polarisation of a locomotion module for a millimetre sized mirco robot
Paper 6927-94
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Wednesday 12 March Show All Abstracts
Wednesday Awards, Announcements, Funding Agency Talk, and Plenary Presentation
Wednesday 12 March 2008
8:00 AM - 9:05 AM

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Session 7:
Dielectric EAP Actuators II
Wednesday 12 March 2008
9:10 AM - 12:30 PM
Cellular ferroelectrets for electroactive polymer hybrid systems: soft matter integrated devices with advanced functionality (Invited Paper)
Paper 6927-25
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A dielectric electroactive polymer generator-actuator model: modeling, identification, and dynamic simulation
Paper 6927-26
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Feasibility studies for a bionic propulsion system of a blimp based on dielectric elastomers (Invited Paper)
Paper 6927-27
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An experimentally validated model of a dielectric elastomer bending actuator
Paper 6927-28
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PDMS as a dielectric elastomer actuator material
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Paper 6927-29
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A dielectric elastomer actuator with self-sensing capability
Paper 6927-63
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Ion-implanted compliant and patternable electrodes for miniaturized dielectric elastomer actuators
Paper 6927-30
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Study on core free rolled actuator based on soft dielectric EAP
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Session 8:
Modeling and Simulation
Wednesday 12 March 2008
1:30 PM - 3:10 PM
Coupled chemo-electro-mechanical simulation of polyelectrolyte gels as actuators and sensors
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Redox level-dependent impedance model for conjugated polymer actuators
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A theory of large deformation in soft active materials
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An advanced finite element model of IPMC
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Modelling electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators: electro-mechanical coupling using finite element software
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Session 9:
Energy Harvesting using EAP
Wednesday 12 March 2008
3:40 PM - 6:00 PM
Overview on energy harvesting and storage systems (EHSS) for future AF vehicles (Invited Paper)
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Electrolyte for laminated polymer lithium rechargeable battery
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Innovative power generators for energy harvesting using electroactive polymer artificial muscles
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Dielectric polymer: scavenging energy from human motion
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Improving the electrical conductivity by forming Ni powder chains in a shape-memory polymer filled with carbon black
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Design of dye-sensitized solar cells with new light-harvesting dyes
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Thursday 13 March Show All Abstracts
Thursday Announcements, Funding Agency Talks, and Plenary Presentation
Thursday 13 March 2008
8:00 AM - 9:05 AM

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Session 10:
Application of EAP to Robotics
Thursday 13 March 2008
9:10 AM - 11:55 AM
Location: San Diego

Session 10 runs concurrently with sessions 11 & 12.
Dynamic modeling of underwater vehicles actuated by soft actuators
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Inflated dielectric elastomer actuator for eyeball's movements: fabrication, analysis and experiments
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Bio-inspired tactile sensor with arrayed structures based on electroactive polymers
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An adaptive control method for dielectric elastomer devices
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Potential of thermally expandable polymers with embedded skeletons for actuator applications
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The application of polypyrrole trilayer actuators in microfluidics and robotics
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An electroactive polymer based concept for vibration reduction via adaptive supports
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Plastic MusclesTM as lightweight, low voltage actuators and sensors
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Session 11:
Other EAP
Thursday 13 March 2008
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
Location: Golden West

Session 10 runs concurrently with sessions 11 & 12.
Cellulose-chitosan blended electroactive paper actuator
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The development of electrically driven mechanochemical actuators that act as artificial muscle
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Session 12:
Applications of EAP to Optical Devices
Thursday 13 March 2008
10:35 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 10 runs concurrently with sessions 11 & 12.
Smart sunglasses with tunable shade
Paper 6927-54
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Design and position control of AF lens actuator for mobile phone using IPMC-EMIM
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Fast bender actuators for fish-like aquatic robots
Paper 6927-91
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Development of a dry actuation conducting polymer actuator for micro-optical zoom lenses
Paper 6927-57
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Application of ionic polymer-metal composites for auto-focusing compact camera modules
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Session 13:
Applications of EAP to Actuation and Transduction
Thursday 13 March 2008
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Golden West
Mechanical cell stimulation with dielectric elastomer actuators
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Nonlinear dynamic characteristics of dielectric elastomer membranes
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Optimization of active electrodes for novel ionomer-based ionic polymer transducers
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