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Dual sensing-actuation artificial muscle based on polypyrrole-carbon nanotube composite
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Paper Abstract

Dual sensing artificial muscles based on conducting polymer are faradaic motors driven by electrochemical reactions, which announce the development of proprioceptive devices. The applicability of different composites has been investigated with the aim to improve the performance. Addition of carbon nanotubes may reduce irreversible reactions. We present the testing of a dual sensing artificial muscle based on a conducting polymer and carbon nanotubes composite. Large bending motions (up to 127 degrees) in aqueous solution and simultaneously sensing abilities of the operation conditions are recorded. The sensing and actuation equations are derived for incorporation into a control system.

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Date Published: 17 April 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10163, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017, 1016308 (17 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2259880
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J. Schumacher, Arquimea Ingeniería, S.L.U. (Spain)
Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
Toribio F. Otero, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
Victor H. Pascual, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10163:
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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