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27 April - 1 May 2020
Conference 11375
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII
Monday - Thursday 27 - 30 April 2020
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  • Barbar J. Akle, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
  • Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Pavol Bauer, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
  • Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
  • Václav Bouda, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Suresh Chandra, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu Univ. (India)
  • Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Sungkyunkwan Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
  • Gal deBotton, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
  • Yahya A. Ismail, A'Shargiyah Univ. (Oman)
  • Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
  • Giedrius Janusas, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
  • Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
  • Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
  • Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
  • Gabor M. Kovacs, EMPA (Switzerland)
  • Maarja Kruusmaa, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)

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Monday 27 April Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Monday Plenary Session
Monday 27 April 2020
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F

Session Chairs: Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) and Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

8:15 - 8:20 AM: Conference Welcome

8:20 - 8:30 AM:
  • 2020 NDE Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Francesco Lanza Di Scalea, Univ. of California (United States)
  • 2020 SSM Lifetime Achievement Award presented to George A. Lesieutre, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Additive-manufacturing-driven sensing technology for new era of structural health monitoring: from distributed to dispersed sensing (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11381-501
Author(s): Zhongqing Su, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
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Stretchable electronics for ubiquitous physiological monitoring (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11374-500
Author(s): Michelle Khine, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
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Session 1:
EAP as Emerging Actuators
Monday 27 April 2020
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States) ;
Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
EAP from 1999 to 2020: highlights from chairing the EAPAD conference for 22 years (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 11375-1
Author(s): Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Novel field robots and robotic exoskeletons: design, integration, and applications (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 11375-2
Author(s): Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
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How EAPs can revolutionize high precision large optical-quality surface fabrication
Paper 11375-3
Author(s): Gil Moretto, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS (France); Kritsadi Thetpraphi, Jean-Fabien Capsal, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France); Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); David Audigier, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France); Maud Langlois, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS (France)
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Synthetic Muscle electroactive polymer (EAP) shape-morphing and pressure sensing for robotic grippers
Paper 11375-4
Author(s): Lenore Rasmussen, Ras Labs., Inc. (United States), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States); Edward A. Clancy, Shannon Carey, Benjamin Secino, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
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Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:20 PM
Session 2:
EAP Robotics for Earth and Space
Monday 27 April 2020
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States) ;
Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
The challenge of controlling a small Mars exploration plane
Paper 11375-5
Author(s): Seiki Chiba, Chiba Science Institute (Japan); Mikio Waki, Wits Inc. (Japan); Kojo Fujita, Tohoku Univ. (Japan); Koji Ono, Yoshihiro Takikawa, Ryu Hatano, Yoshihiro Taniyama, Shoma Tanaka, Aisin AW Co., Ltd. (Japan)
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Sticky space snakes: hyper-redundant DEA robots with electro-adhesive feet
Paper 11375-6
Author(s): Joseph Ashby, Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Ernst-Friedrich Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand), TU Dresden (Germany); Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Bioinspired HASEL actuators that enable high-speed, soft actuated joints
Paper 11375-7
Author(s): Nicholas Kellaris, Yi Zeng, Garrett M. Smith, Shane K. Mitchell, Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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Development of a locomotion robot using deformable dielectric elastomer actuator without pre-stretch
Paper 11375-8
Author(s): Hiroya Kumamoto, Takunori Hayashi, Manabu Okui, Chuo Univ. (Japan); Yuji Yonehara, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan); Taro Nakamura, Chuo Univ. (Japan)
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Applying IPMC to soft robots (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-9
Author(s): Koichi Suzumori, Hiroyuki Nabae, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Kinji Asaka, Tetsuya Horiuchi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
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Session Demo:
EAP-in Action Demonstration Session
Monday 27 April 2020
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F

Moderator: Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (USA)

This session highlights some of the latest capabilities and applications of Electroactive Polymers (EAP) materials where the attendees are shown demonstrations of these materials in action. The first Human/EAP Robot Armwrestling Contest was held during this session of the 2005 EAPAD conference.
Diaphragm actuator can lift 4kg with a 0.96g DE
Paper 11375-94
Author(s): Seiki Chiba, Chiba Institute of Science (Japan)
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Super flexible electrode for a DE made with CNT spray
Paper 11375-95
Author(s): Seiki Chiba, Chiba Institute of Science (Japan)
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Synthetic Muscle in robotics: sensing and shape-morphing
Paper 11375-96
Author(s): Lenore Rasmussen, Ras Labs., Inc. (United States)
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Design advances in HASEL artificial muscles
Paper 11375-97
Author(s): Nicholas Kellaris, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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Virtual Reality demo of underwater gesture recognition glove
Paper 11375-98
Author(s): Derek Orbaugh, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Coiled polymeric fiber based actuators for environment control and soft robotics
Paper 11375-99
Author(s): Márcio Dias Lima, Lintec of America, Inc. (United States)
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High Voltage Signal Generator (HVSG)
Paper 11375-100
Author(s): Katherine E. Wilson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Soft tactile detectors for soft grippers
Paper 11375-101
Author(s): Ernst-Friedrich Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Electroadhesive DEA-powered snake robot
Paper 11375-102
Author(s): Joseph Ashby, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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HAXELs: Hydraulically amplified mm-scale actuators for wearable haptics
Paper 11375-103
Author(s): Edouard Leroy, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Tuesday 28 April Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Tuesday Plenary Session
Tuesday 28 April 2020
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F

Session Chairs: Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) and Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

8:15 - 8:20 AM: Conference Welcome

8:20 - 8:30 AM: Fellow Award Presentations
Aerospace materials 2030: challenges and opportunities (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11379-500
Author(s): Richard A. Vaia, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
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3D concrete printing: past, present, and future (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11374-501
Author(s): Richard Buswell, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)
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Session 3:
Ions, Hydrogels, LC Elastomers, and Coiled Artificial Muscle Heat Pumping
Tuesday 28 April 2020
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan) ;
Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
MXene-based ionic soft actuator for kinetic art soft robots (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-10
Author(s): Il-Kwon Oh, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
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Programmable electromechanical deformation of liquid crystal elastomers
Paper 11375-11
Author(s): Hayden E. Fowler, Philipp Rothemund, Christoph Keplinger, Timothy J. White, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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An automatically rainproofing bike helmet through light-sensitive hydrogel meshes: design and modeling
Paper 11375-12
Author(s): Adrian Ehrenhofer, Thomas Wallmersperger, TU Dresden (Germany)
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Twist-based refrigeration using twisted and coiled artificial muscles
Paper 11375-13
Author(s): Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States); Zunfeng Liu, Run Wang, Nankai Univ. (China); Shaoli Fang, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
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Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 4:
Liquid Tech for Soft Devices and EAP
Tuesday 28 April 2020
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) ;
Seiki Chiba, Chiba Science Institute (Japan)
Liquid metals for functional polymers and soft devices (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-14
Author(s): Michael D. Dickey, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
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Enhancing the permittivity of dielectric elastomers with liquid metal (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-15
Author(s): Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
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Novel silicone-ionic liquid composite with keratin utilized as pressure sensor
Paper 11375-16
Author(s): Xue Liu, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Yi Nie, Institute of Process Engineering (China); Liyun Yu, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Suojiang Zhang, Institute of Process Engineering (China); Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Smart elastomer based liquid level sensors with capacitive and resistive measurement principles
Paper 11375-17
Author(s): Holger Böse, Jinchao Liu, Detlev Uhl, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC (Germany)
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Hydrogel actuator for diving/surfacing device
Paper 11375-18
Author(s): Junggi Choi, Ho Cheol Gwac, Seon Jeong Kim, Hanyang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
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Session 5:
Fluids and Electrostatics
Tuesday 28 April 2020
3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand) ;
Lenore Rasmussen, Ras Labs., Inc. (United States)
Soft pumps for robots and wearables (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-19
Author(s): Vito Cacucciolo, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Jun Shintake, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan); Yu Kuwajima, Shingo Maeda, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan); Dario Floreano, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Electroactive soft composite using dielectrophoretic liquid zipping
Paper 11375-20
Author(s): Majid Taghavi, Tim Helps, Jonathan M. Rossiter, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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Design and modeling of an electrostatic bistable actuator
Paper 11375-21
Author(s): Wen-Bo Li, Wen-Ming Zhang, Xin-Yu Guo, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
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Electrostatic bellow muscle: fluid dielectric transducer that stacks up
Paper 11375-22
Author(s): Ion-Dan Sîrbu, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Giacomo Moretti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Marco Bolignari, Sandra Dirè, Luca Fambri, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
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HASEL actuators: COMSOL modelling and applications in robotic systems
Paper 11375-23
Author(s): Alexandrea Washington, Taeseon Hwang, Zakai Olsen, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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Dynamics of electrohydraulic HASEL actuators
Paper 11375-24
Author(s): Philipp Rothemund, Sophie Kirkman, Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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High strain Peano-HASEL actuators
Paper 11375-25
Author(s): Shane K. Mitchell, Xingrui Wang, Ellen Rumley, Philipp Rothemund, Hyeong-Joon Joo, Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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Electrically controlled millimeter-scale valve based on a hydraulically amplified dielectric actuator
Paper 11375-26
Author(s): Edouard Leroy, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Wednesday 29 April Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Wednesday Plenary Session
Wednesday 29 April 2020
8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F

Session Chairs: Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States) and Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)

8:15 - 8:17 Conference Welcome

8:17 - 8:30 AM:
  • SPIE Best Student Paper Awards
  • EAP-In-Action Demonstration Awards
  • Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication Best Student Paper Awards: In Memory of H. Don Wolpert
Generation of higher harmonics and their application to material characterization (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11381-500
Author(s): Laurence J. Jacobs, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
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Integrative smart systems: a call to action (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11376-500
Author(s): Diann E. Brei, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
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Session 6A:
Ionic and Gel Actuators
Wednesday 29 April 2020
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Michael D. Dickey, North Carolina State Univ. (United States) ;
Aaron D. Price, Western Univ. (Canada)

Sessions 6A and 6B run concurrently.
Electromechanical modeling of plasticized PVC gel actuators and the improvement in their performances with the additions of ionic liquids (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-27
Author(s): Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan); Minoru Hashimoto, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
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Recent advances in the modeling and performance enhancement of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) gel materials
Paper 11375-28
Author(s): Zachary Frank, Taeseon Hwang, Zakai J. Olsen, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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Soft microelectromechanical systems and artificial muscles based on electronically conducting polymers (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-29
Author(s): Tran-Minh Giao Nguyen, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France)
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Polypyrrole carbon nanotube composite for enhancing electroactive performance in high resolution vat polymerization 3D structures
Paper 11375-30
Author(s): Frederick Benjamin Holness, Gerardo Patino, Aaron D. Price, Western Univ. (Canada)
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PVDF-based electroactive polymers for flexible electronics
Paper 11375-82
Author(s): Damien Thuau, Quan Sun, Isabelle Dufour, Cédric Ayela, Lab. d'Intégration du Matériau au Système (France)
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Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 6B:
EAP Materials I
Wednesday 29 April 2020
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Session Chairs:
Vito Cacucciolo, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) ;
Holger Böse, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC (Germany)

Sessions 6A and 6B run concurrently.
A review: electrostrictive graft-elastomers (G-elastomers) materials, devices, and applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-31
Author(s): Ji Su, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
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Impact of process uncertainties on the actuation of DE multilayer transducers
Paper 11375-32
Author(s): Tim Krueger, Jürgen Maas, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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Soft silicone elastomers with no chemical cross-linking and unprecedented softness and stability
Paper 11375-33
Author(s): Pengpeng Hu, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Utilizing slide-ring cross-linkers in polysiloxane networks for softer dielectric elastomer actuators
Paper 11375-34
Author(s): Jakob-Anhtu Tran, Jeppe Madsen, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 7A:
Ionic Polymer Metal Composites
Wednesday 29 April 2020
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy) ;
Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)

Sessions 7A and 7B run concurrently.
Comparison of dynamic characteristics of active sensing methods of Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC)
Paper 11375-35
Author(s): Wan Hasbullah Mohd Isa, Andres Hunt, S. Hassan HosseinNia, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
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An investigation of the sensing response of ionic polymer-metal composites: effects of geometry and orientation
Paper 11375-36
Author(s): Nazanin Minaian, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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Experimental characterization of the back-relaxation of Ionic Polymers Metal Composites (IPMC)
Paper 11375-37
Author(s): Barbar J. Akle, Guadaluna Chaer, Anna Louize Dib, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon); Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
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Ionic polymer metal-composites: functionality in compliant spherical joint
Paper 11375-38
Author(s): Justin Neubauer, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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On structural models for ionic polymer metal composites
Paper 11375-39
Author(s): Alain Boldini, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States); Lorenzo Bardella, Univ. degli Studi di Brescia (Italy); Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
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Session 7B:
EAP Materials II
Wednesday 29 April 2020
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Session Chairs:
Tran-Minh Giao Nguyen, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France) ;
Kentaro Takagi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)

Sessions 7A and 7B run concurrently.
Dielectric elastomer using CNT as an electrode
Paper 11375-40
Author(s): Seiki Chiba, Chiba Science Institute (Japan); Mikio Waki, Wits Inc. (Japan); Makoto Takeshita, Mitsugu Uejima, Kohei Arakawa, Zeon Corp. (Japan)
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Influence of the electrode on the actuation of thin-film DE stack-transducers
Paper 11375-41
Author(s): Tim Krueger, Ozan Cabuk, Jürgen Maas, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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Effect of humidity, temperature, and elastomer material on the lifetime of silicone-based dielectric elastomer actuators under a constant DC electric field
Paper 11375-42
Author(s): Fabio Beco Albuquerque, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Electric-field induced oscillating surface waves with programmable shapes
Paper 11375-43
Author(s): Fabian Visschers, Dirk J. Broer, Danqing Liu, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
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Insight into the dielectric breakdown of elastomers
Paper 11375-44
Author(s): Justina Vaicekauskaite, Liyun Yu, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Session 8A:
Twisted Actuation
Wednesday 29 April 2020
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Il-Kwon Oh, KAIST (Korea, Republic of) ;
Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

Sessions 8A, 8B and 9A run concurrently.
On the fluctuation phenomenon of axial thermal stress of a torsional fishing-line artificial muscle (twisted polymer fiber) actuator
Paper 11375-45
Author(s): Hiroki Iwai, Kentaro Takagi, Chihaya Oiwa, Toshihira Irisawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Masatoshi Shioya, Ken Masuya, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Kenji Tahara, Kyushu Univ. (Japan); Haruhiko Watanabe, Daichi Sakurai, DENSO Corp. (Japan); Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
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Experimental investigation and modeling of the lonely stroke behavior in supercoiled polymer artificial muscles
Paper 11375-46
Author(s): Revanth Konda, Jun Zhang, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
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Tailoring the tensile stroke of fishing line artificial muscle through pre-stress: A preliminary study
Paper 11375-47
Author(s): Lianjun Wu, Yue Zhang, Xuemin Wang, Georgia Southern Univ. (United States)
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Variable-stiffness artificial muscles using twisted rubber
Paper 11375-48
Author(s): Tim Helps, Majid Taghavi, Sihan Wang, Jonathan M. Rossiter, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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Session 8B:
Optimized Actuation, Compliance, Instability, and Switching
Wednesday 29 April 2020
3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom G
Session Chairs:
Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States) ;
Tran-Minh Giao Nguyen, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France)

Sessions 8A, 8B, and 9A run concurrently.
Design and experimental evaluation of a large stroke, styrenic-based, dielectric elastomer actuator
Paper 11375-49
Author(s): Giacomo Moretti, Lorenzo Agostini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Giovanni Berselli, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy); Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
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Optimization of prestretch and strain of DEA-based cell stretcher
Paper 11375-50
Author(s): Sahan Jayatissa, Iain A. Anderson, Vickie Shim, Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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An analytical model and its validation for the design of multistable dielectric elastomer actuators with high-blocking forces
Paper 11375-51
Author(s): Bekir Aksoy, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Switching of amorphous silicon thin-film actuators for optically functional robotic devices
Paper 11375-52
Author(s): Calum Gillespie, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom); Asier Marzo, Univ. Pública de Navarra (Spain); Fabrizio Scarpa, Jonathan M. Rossiter, Andrew T. Conn, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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The firm touch: towards dielectric elastomer switches enabling tactile senses for soft robotic grippers
Paper 11375-53
Author(s): Dawei Zhang, Mathias Busek, Philipp Jan Mehner, TU Dresden (Germany); Katherine E. Wilson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Delwin Tanto, PowerOn Ltd. (New Zealand); Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand), PowerOn Ltd. (New Zealand); Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Andreas Richter, Ernst-Friedrich Markus Henke, TU Dresden (Germany)
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Compliant flexible optics for dielectric elastomer actuators
Paper 11375-54
Author(s): Matthias Kollosche, Harvard Univ. (United States), Univ. Potsdam (Germany); Alex Berdin, Tampere Univ. (Finland), Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP (Germany); Alexander Ryabchun, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands), Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP (Germany); Oksana Sakhno, Michael Wegener, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP (Germany)
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Session 9A:
Applications and Optimization of EAP Actuators
Wednesday 29 April 2020
4:50 PM - 5:50 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Stefan S. Seelecke, Lehrstuhl für intelligente Materialsysteme (Germany) ;
Ernst-Friedrich Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)

Sessions 8A, 8B,and 9A run concurrently.
Contact-aided navigation of soft continuum milli-robot based on conductive polymers
Paper 11375-56
Author(s): Amine Benouhiba, FEMTO-ST Institute (France), Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CNRS (France); Patrick Rougeot, FEMTO-ST Institute (France), Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CNRS (France); Nicolas Andreff, FEMTO-ST Institute (France), Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CNRS (France); Morvan Ouisse, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CNRS (France), FEMTO-ST Institute (France); Kanty Rabenorosoa, Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, CNRS (France), FEMTO-ST Institute (France)
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Optimization of large-scale programmable electrothermal actuators for morphing structure applications
Paper 11375-57
Author(s): Ryan Nam, Ji Eun Lee, Univ. of Toronto (Canada); Behnam Ashrafi, Michael Jakubinek, National Research Council Canada (Canada); Hani E. Naguib, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
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Artificial proprioception: actuators driven by reactions involving molecular machines sensing mechanical, thermal, chemical, and electrical working conditions
Paper 11375-58
Author(s): Toribio F. Otero, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
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Session PWed:
Poster Session
Wednesday 29 April 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Ballroom D/E (Level 3)

Conference attendees are invited to attend the joint poster session to network, enjoy light refreshments, and view the poster papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badge. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Poster authors must set up their poster between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on Wednesday, 29 April. View poster presentation guidelines.
Enhanced electromechanical properties of the electro-responsive poly (lactic acid) by adding multi-walled carbon nanotubes
Paper 11375-83
Author(s): Natlita Thummarungsan, Anuvat Sirivat, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn Univ. (Thailand)
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Enhanced performance of an integrated, flexible pyroelectric infrared detector system: modeling and simulation
Paper 11375-84
Author(s): Alakananda Bandyopadhyay, Ashok K. Batra, Mohan D. Aggarwal, George Taylor, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
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The study of shape memory ionic polymer-metal composite actuator
Paper 11375-85
Author(s): Liya Napollion, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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Electroactive polymer fabric stretch sensors embedded suit for tracking human motion completely: 360 degree rotation
Paper 11375-86
Author(s): Nitin Kumar Singh, Jatin Patel, Fittr (India)
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Design and performance assessment of electrostatic bellow transducers based on soft composite dielectric structures
Paper 11375-87
Author(s): Giacomo Moretti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Ion-Dan Sirbu, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
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Non-invasive, imaging flexible robot for diagnosing Otitis media
Paper 11375-88
Author(s): Iman Dadras, Saoni Banerji, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia); Jaan Raik, Tallinn Univ. of Technology (Estonia); Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
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Instability and thermodynamics of dielectric elastomers
Paper 11375-89
Author(s): Liwu Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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Dielectric elastomer based stretchable textile sensor for capturing motion
Paper 11375-90
Author(s): Nitin Kumar Singh, Kazuto Takashima, Tomohiro Shibata, Kyushu institute of Technology (Japan)
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Highly stretchable and conductive fiber wires based on aligned carbon nanotubes
Paper 11375-91
Author(s): Jiang Shao, Anders Daugaard, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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Single-wall CNT spray for easy creation of DE electrodes
Paper 11375-92
Author(s): Seiki Chiba, Chiba Science Institute (Japan); Mikio Waki, Wits inc. (Japan); Makoto Takeshita, Mitsugu Uejima, Kohei Arakawa, Zeon Corp. (Japan)
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Piezoelectric nanofibers for flexible piezoelectric nano-generator (PNG) and sensor application
Paper 11375-93
Author(s): Mahmoud Baniasadi, Michael Carlino, David Mack, Momena Monwar, Micah Harris, Georgia Southern Univ. (United States)
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Session 10:
Dielectric Elastomer Printing
Thursday 30 April 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Ji Su, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States) ;
Toribio F. Otero, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
Soft and printable electrodes for flexible elastomer actuators
Paper 11375-59
Author(s): Stanislav Sikulskyi, Daewon Kim, Seng Loong Yu, Eduardo A. Rojas-Nastrucci, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)
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Inkjet printing and characterization of applied electrodes for dielectric elastomer transducers
Paper 11375-60
Author(s): Ozan Cabuk, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany); Björn Gruber, Michael Wegener, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP (Germany); Jürgen Maas, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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Accelerated aerosol-jet-printing of stretchable rGO-electrodes for stacked dielectric elastomers by using a new hybrid atomizer
Paper 11375-61
Author(s): Sebastian Reitelshöfer, Sina Martin, Florian Bernhardt, Thomas Schäfer, Jörg Franke, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
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Advanced 3D-printed EAP actuator applied to high precision large optical-quality surface fabrication: first results
Paper 11375-63
Author(s): Kritsadi Thetpraphi, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France), INSAVALOR (France); Gil Moretto, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS (France); Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States); Pierre-Jean Cottinet, Minh-Quyen Le, INSAVALOR (France); David Audigier, Lionel Petit, Jean-Fabien Capsal, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
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Inkjet printed thin-film electro-adhesive devices: manufacturing and characterization
Paper 11375-64
Author(s): Rocco Vertechy, Nicolò Berdozzi, Luca Luzi, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Yi Chen, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy); Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Irene Fassi, Lorenzo Molinari Tosatti, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
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Session 11:
Dielectric Elastomer Self-sensing and Control
Thursday 30 April 2020
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Giovanni Berselli, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy) ;
Jeffrey L. Kauffman, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
DE membrane actuator systems: design and applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 11375-65
Author(s): Stefan S. Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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Self-sensing position control of dielectric elastomer transducer
Paper 11375-66
Author(s): Thorben Hoffstadt, Jürgen Maas, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
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Active deformation of dielectric elastomer for detection of biofouling
Paper 11375-67
Author(s): Sara Krpovic, Kim Dam-Johansen, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Samuel Rosset, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Scaled tremor suppression with folded dielectric elastomer stack actuators
Paper 11375-68
Author(s): Christopher R. Kelley, Jeffrey L. Kauffman, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
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Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 12:
Deep Learning and Gesture Recognition, Sensing, and DE Actuation
Thursday 30 April 2020
1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States) ;
Philipp Rothemund, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
Deep reinforcement learning control of dielectric elastomer actuator using EMG signals for biorobotic applications
Paper 11375-69
Author(s): Abdullah El Atrache, Daewon Kim, Eduardo Divo, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)
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The challenges of hand gesture recognition using dielectric elastomer sensors
Paper 11375-70
Author(s): Derek Orbaugh, Christopher R. Walker, Samuel Rosset, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Force measurement based on dielectric elastomers for an intelligent glove providing worker assessment in the digital production
Paper 11375-71
Author(s): Sebastian Gratz-Kelly, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Paul Motzki, Andreas Meyer, Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany); Sophie Nalbach, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Stefan S. Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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Measuring pressure and multi-location with dielectric elastomer capacitive sensors
Paper 11375-73
Author(s): Yuting Zhu, Iain A. Anderson, Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Session 13:
Sensors, Sensor Arrays, and Textiles
Thursday 30 April 2020
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark) ;
Jürgen Maas, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Compressible dielectric elastomer sensor for robotic application
Paper 11375-74
Author(s): Masoumeh Mahmoudinezhad, Samuel Rosset, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Experimental characterization of a smart dielectric elastomer multi-sensor grid
Paper 11375-75
Author(s): Andreas Meyer, Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany), Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Stephan Lenz, Sebastian Gratz-Kelly, Paul Motzki, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Sophie Nalbach, Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany), Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Stefan S. Seelecke, Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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Sheath-run artificial muscles and their use for robotics and comfort adjusting textiles
Paper 11375-76
Author(s): Jiuke Mu, Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
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3D-printed and wireless piezoelectric tactile sensors
Paper 11375-77
Author(s): Linda Choi, Zhangxian Deng, Boise State Univ. (United States)
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Session 14:
Big Actuators and Big Volts
Thursday 30 April 2020
4:50 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: Grand Ballroom E/F
Session Chairs:
Tim Helps, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom) ;
Joseph Ashby, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
High-voltage class-D amplifier for dielectric elastomer transducers in audio and haptic applications
Paper 11375-78
Author(s): Florian Klug, Susana Solano-Arana, Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
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Soft robotic module actuated by silicone-based rolled dielectric elastomer actuators: modeling and simulation
Paper 11375-79
Author(s): Johannes Prechtl, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Sophie Nalbach, ZeMA GmbH (Germany); Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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Design and fabrication of silicone-based dielectric elastomer rolled actuators for soft robotic applications
Paper 11375-80
Author(s): Rukmini Manoz Banda, Johannes Prechtl, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Sophie Nalbach, Paul Motzki, Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany); Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Stefan S. Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany), Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany)
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A method to fabricate monolithic dielectric elastomer actuators
Paper 11375-81
Author(s): Daiki Ichige, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan); Koya Matsuno, Kazumasa Baba, Genki Sago, Hiromitsu Takeuchi, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan); Jun Shintake, Univ of Electro-Communications (Japan)
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