Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
3 - 7 March 2019
Conference 10966
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI
Monday - Thursday 4 - 7 March 2019
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Program Committee
  • Barbar J. Akle, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
  • Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Pavol Bauer, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
  • Siegfried G. Bauer, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
  • Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
  • Václav Bouda, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Federico Carpi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
  • 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)
  • Toribio Fernández Otero, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
  • Yahya A. Ismail, A'Shargiyah Univ. (Oman)
  • Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
  • Giedrius Janusas, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
  • 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 4 March Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Monday Plenary Session
Monday 4 March 2019
8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Silverton Ballroom

Session Chairs: Tribikram Kundu, The Univ. of Arizona (USA) and Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

8:20 - 8:25 AM:

In Memoriam: Siegfried Bauer (1961-2018), Johannes Kepler Univ. Lina (Austria)

8:25 to 8:30am:
  • 2019 NDE Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Laurence J. Jacobs, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)
  • 2019 SSM Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Diann E. Brei, Univ. of Michigan (Country)
Artificial intelligence-based structural health monitoring (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 10972-501
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Author(s): Hui Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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The emerging technologies for future space missions (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 10965-500
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Fred Y. Hadaegh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session 1:
Keynote Session: EAP as Emerging Actuators
Monday 4 March 2019
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Silverton Ballroom
Session Chairs:
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States) ;
Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)

The session will start with a brief acknowledgement for the late Dr. Siegfried Bauer by Dr. Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
Sixty years of fun in science and technology (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 10966-1
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Author(s): Ray H. Baughman, Alan G. MacDiarmid, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
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Inflatable technology: using flexible materials to make large structures (Keynote Presentation)
Paper 10966-2
Time: 11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
Author(s): Douglas A. Litteken, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
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Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
Session 2:
EAP Materials and Devices Fabrication Methods (e.g., 3D Printing): Progress and Challenges
Monday 4 March 2019
1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Location: Silverton Ballroom
Session Chairs:
Geoffrey M. Spinks, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia) ;
Ray H. Baughman, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
3D printing of soft microactuators
Paper 10966-3
Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Author(s): Manav Tyagi, Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden), Univ. of Wollongong (Australia); Geoffrey M. Spinks, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
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Ink-jet printed conductive and semi-conductive rubber for dielectric elastomer devices (Conference Presentation)
Paper 10966-4
Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Author(s): Katherine E. Wilson, Jared Jordan, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); E.-F. Markus Henke, TU Dresden (Germany), The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Geoffrey A. Slipher, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States); Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand), Stretchsense Ltd. (New Zealand)
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Additive manufacturing of arterial phantoms with integrated electroactive polymer actuators: effect of stenosis and dilation on flow characteristics
Paper 10966-5
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): F. Benjamin Holness, Tamie L. Poepping, Aaron D. Price, Western Univ. (Canada)
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Investigation of stencil/ screen printing of silver (Ag) electrodes for ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs)
Paper 10966-6
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Author(s): Eva Ann Sideris, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands); Evangelos Augoulas, N/A (Greece); Erik Homburg, Marc van Maris, Rick de Lange, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
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Optimization and characterization of inkjet-printed ferroelectric capacitor for human body detection
Paper 10966-7
Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Yanid Arango, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France), IRLYNX (France); Jean-Fabien Capsal, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France); Lionel Fritsch, IRLYNX (France); Mohamed Saadaoui, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France); Francesco Pedroli, INSAVALOR (France)
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Rapid prototyping zipping HASEL actuators for high-speed and versatile artificial muscles (Conference Presentation)
Paper 10966-8
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Author(s): Shane K. Mitchell, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States); Xingrui Wang, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States), Tongji Univ. (China); Eric Acome, Trent Martin, Khoi Ly, Nicholas Kellaris, Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
EAP-in Action Demonstration Session
Monday 4 March 2019
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Silverton Ballroom

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. Also, the attendees interact directly with technology developers and given "hands-on" experience with this emerging technology. The first Human/EAP Robot Armwrestling Contest was held during this session of the 2005 EAPAD conference.

See the full program and descriptions of EAP presentations.
Demo Title: Novel dielectric elastomer membrane actuator concept for pneumatic valves
Paper 10966-201
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:35 PM
Author(s): Steffen Hau, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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Demo Title: DEA-based pneumatic pump
Paper 10966-202
Time: 4:35 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Philipp Linnebach, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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Demo Title: A fast 200 mg DEA robot
Paper 10966-203
Time: 4:40 PM - 4:45 PM
Author(s): Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Demo Title: Textile exoskeletons
Paper 10966-204
Time: 4:45 PM - 4:50 PM
Author(s): Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
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Demo Title: Smart soft polymers and structures
Paper 10966-205
Time: 4:50 PM - 4:55 PM
Author(s): Liwu Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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Demo Title: Inflatable dielectric elastomer conveyor
Paper 10966-206
Time: 4:55 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Joseph Ashby, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); E.-F. Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (Germany); Samuel Rosset, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Demo Title: High voltage EAP controller
Paper 10966-207
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Author(s): E.-F. Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (Germany); Patrin K. Illenberger, Samuel Rosset, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Demo Title: Geometric limit switches (gDES) for robotics and automation industry
Paper 10966-208
Time: 5:05 PM - 5:10 PM
Author(s): E.-F. Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (Germany); Katherine E. Wilson, Ross M. Green, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Demo Title: From StretchSense Ltd.: the latest in EAP gloves
Paper 10966-209
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:15 PM
Author(s): Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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Demo Title: Synthetic muscle in prosthetics
Paper 10966-210
Time: 5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
Author(s): Lenore Rasmussen, Ras Labs., Inc. (United States)
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Versatile dielectric loudspeakers
Paper 10966-211
Time: 5:20 PM - 5:25 PM
Author(s): Florian Klug, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
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Demo Title: Electro-ribbon actuators and electro-origami robots
Paper 10966-212
Time: 5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
Author(s): Tim Helps, Majid Taghavi, Richard Suphapol Diteesawat, Aaron Fishman, Jonathan M. Rossiter, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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Tuesday 5 March Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Tuesday Plenary Session
Tuesday 5 March 2019
8:25 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Silverton Salons 2-3

Session Chairs: Tribikram Kundu, The Univ. of Arizona (USA) and Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

8:25 to 8:30 AM:

SPIE Fellows Awards presented to:
  • Roger M. Groves, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
  • Faramarz Gordaninejad, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
  • Piezoelectric films for MEMS applications (Conference Presentation) (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10967-500
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Author(s): Susan Trolier-McKinstry, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
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    Structural health monitoring: a view of the entrepreneur (Conference Presentation) (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10972-500
    Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): Tadeusz Uhl, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 3:
    Design Methods of Producing EAP Mechanisms
    Tuesday 5 March 2019
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Gursel Alici, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia) ;
    Douglas A. Litteken, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
    Design of reliable silicone elastomers for dielectric elastomers and stretchable electronics (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-9
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Piotr Mazurek, Sindhu Vudayagiri, Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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    A novel design concept to boost the force output of dielectric elastomer membrane actuators
    Paper 10966-10
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Steffen Hau, Philipp Linnebach, Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Stefan Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany), Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany)
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    A technique for creating planar tension in DEAs using fiber-reinforcement
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10966-11
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s):
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    Contactless coupling of dielectric elastomer membranes with magnetic repulsion
    Paper 10966-96
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Chongjing Cao, Xing Gao, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom), Bristol Robotics Lab. (United Kingdom); Andrew T. Conn, Univ of Bristol (United Kingdom), Bristol Robotics Laboratory (United Kingdom)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 4:
    Twisted and Coiled Polymer Actuators
    Tuesday 5 March 2019
    1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany) ;
    Nancy L. Johnson, General Motors Co. (United States)
    Soft manipulators with programmable motion using twisted-and-coiled actuators (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-12
    Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
    Author(s): Jiefeng Sun, Ben Pawlowski, Jianguo Zhao, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
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    Investigation of manufacturing parameters for copper-wound super-coiled polymer actuators
    Paper 10966-13
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Matthew Padgett, Stephen Mascaro, The Univ. of Utah (United States)
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    A modular twisted and coiled polymer actuator unit for robotic tentacles
    Paper 10966-14
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Lianjun Wu, Xuemin Wang, Georgia Southern Univ. (United States)
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    Double helix artificial muscles (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-15
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Geoffrey M. Spinks, David Shepherd, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
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    Experimental investigation of temperature-dependent hysteresis of fishing-line artificial muscle (twisted and coiled polymer fiber) actuator
    Paper 10966-16
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Hoshito Tanizaki, Kentaro Takagi, Chihaya Oiwa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Ken Masuya, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Kenji Tahara, Kyushu Univ. (Japan); Toshihira Irisawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Masatoshi Shioya, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan); Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 5:
    Modeling
    Tuesday 5 March 2019
    3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark) ;
    Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Numerical studies on origami dielectric elastomer actuator using Kresling pattern
    Paper 10966-17
    Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
    Author(s): Jang Ho Park, Stanislav Sikulskyi, Daewon Kim, Eduardo Divo, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States); Ricardo Martinez, Smbios, LLC (United States)
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    Finite element simulation of plane strain dielectric elastomer membranes actuated by discretized electrodes
    Paper 10966-18
    Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Philipp Loew, Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Fiomena Simone, Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH (Germany); Stefan Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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    Effects of variation of permittivity and the actuating voltage on the dynamic response of dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10966-19
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Zezhou Li, Henry Y.K. Lau, Xiaoyu Chen, The Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
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    Continuum electro-mechanical damage modelling for dielectric elastomer
    Paper 10966-20
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Lorenzo Agostini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Gianluca Rizzello, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany); Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Stefan Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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    A dynamic model of helical dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10966-21
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Abdullah El Atrache, Daewon Kim, Eduardo Divo, Sergey Drakunov, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)
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    Electromechanical hysteresis model and identification for soft dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10966-22
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Lili Meng, Fucai Li, Hongguang Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
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    A finite element model for investigating the thermo-electro-mechanical response of dielectric elastomer actuators
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10966-23
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s):
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    Green solvents used in piezo sensors production
    Paper 10966-80
    Time: 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Author(s): Alessio Marrani, Solvay Solexis S.p.A (Italy); Francesco Pedroli, INSAVALOR (France)
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    Session PTue:
    Poster Session
    Tuesday 5 March 2019
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location: 3rd Floor - Crestone and Crystal Foyer

    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 am and 4 pm on Tuesday 5 March. View poster presentation guidelines.
    A soft-robotic snake platform using EAP
    Paper 10966-40
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Alexandrea Washington, Justin Neubauer, Krishna C. Solasa, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    A feasibility study in the use of ionic polymer-metal composites in rectangular cantilever form as flow sensor devices
    Paper 10966-79
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Nazanin Minaian, Tyler Stalbaum, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    Improved lifetime of dielectric elastomer actuators in cell culture conditions
    Paper 10966-82
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Alexandre Poulin, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    Drop-on-demand lift-off patterning of compliant electrodes
    Paper 10966-84
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Sahan Jayatissa, Jared Pickery-Jordan, Iain A. Anderson, Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Abatement of high-voltage leakage current in electrostrictive fluorinated polymers through electro-annealing
    Paper 10966-85
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Francesco Pedroli, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France); Alessio Marrani, Solvay Specialty Polymers (Italy); Minh-Quyen Le, Univ. Lyon, INSA-Lyon, LGEF (France); Olivier Sanseau, Solvay (France); Pierre-Jean Cottinet, Jean-Fabien Capsal, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)
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    Live-mirror shape correction technology operated through modified electroactive polymer actuators
    Paper 10966-87
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Kritsadi Thetpraphi, INSAVALOR (France); Gil Moretto, CRAL CNRS Lyon1 (France); Jeff Kuhn, University of Hawaii (United States); Pierre-Jean Cottinet, INSA-Lyon LGEF (France); M. Q. Le, Univ. Lyon (France); David Audigier, Lionel Petit, Jean-Fabien Capsal, INSA-Lyon LGEF (France)
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    Plane-strain deformations of ionic polymer-metal composites
    Paper 10966-88
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Alain Boldini, Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
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    Force optimization and numerical validation of helical dielectric elastomer actuator
    Paper 10966-92
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Stanislav Sikulskyi, Daewon Kim, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)
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    Comprehensive figures of merit for dielectric elastomer actuators
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10966-93
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s):
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    The evolution of the dielectric constant in various polymers subjected to uniaxial and biaxial stretches
    Paper 10966-97
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Author(s): Nir Alboteanu, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel); Gal deBotton, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
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    Wednesday 6 March Show All Abstracts
    Session Plen:
    Wednesday Plenary Session
    Wednesday 6 March 2019
    8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3

    Session Chairs: Tribikram Kundu, The Univ. of Arizona (USA) and Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Lab. (USA)

    8:15 to 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
    Journey from energy harvesting and 4D printing to medical applications (Conference Presentation) (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10967-501
    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
    Author(s): Wei-Hsin Liao, The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
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    Modeling for research in ultrasonic NDE (Conference Presentation) (Plenary Presentation)
    Paper 10971-500
    Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): Michael Lowe, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 6:
    Testing and Characterization of EAP Materials
    Wednesday 6 March 2019
    10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Piotr Mazurek, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark) ;
    Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
    A standard testing method for tensile actuators (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-24
    Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    Author(s): Geoffrey M. Spinks, Shannon Bakarich, Shazed Aziz, Bidita Salahuddin, Hai Xin, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
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    Taming the viscoelastic creep of dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10966-25
    Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand); Alexandre Poulin, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Instability and dynamic performance of dielectric elastomers (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-26
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Liwu Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Fatigue life performances of silicone elastomer membranes for dielectric elastomer transducers: preliminary results
    Paper 10966-27
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Yi Chen, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Lorenzo Agostini, Giacomo Moretti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Giovanni Berselli, University of Genova (Italy); Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
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    Characterization of dielectric elastomer actuators made of slide ring materials
    Paper 10966-28
    Time: 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
    Author(s): Jun Shintake, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan); Koya Matsuno, Kazumasa Baba, Hiromitsu Takeuchi, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan)
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    Lunch Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
    Session 7:
    Manufacturing, Mechanical Properties, and Performance of EAP Materials
    Wednesday 6 March 2019
    1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Yanju Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China) ;
    Katherine E. Wilson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
    Manufacturing dielectric elastomer stack actuators: challenges and applications for industrialization (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-29
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
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    Mechanical properties of slide-ring materials for dielectric elastomer actuators
    Paper 10966-30
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Koichi Mayumi, Chang Liu, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Takanori Nakai, Makoto Ishida, Hiromitsu Takeuchi, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan); Katsunari Inoue, Advanced Softmaterials Inc. (Japan); Kenji Urayama, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan); Hideaki Yokoyama, Kohzo Ito, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
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    Measurement of strain distribution of dielectric elastomer actuator with plural pairs of electrodes via the image correlation method
    Paper 10966-31
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Takunori Hayashi, Manabu Okui, Chuo Univ. (Japan); Yuji Yonehara, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan); Taro Nakamura, Chuo Univ. (Japan)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 8:
    Ionic EAP Materials Including IPMC
    Wednesday 6 March 2019
    3:30 PM - 6:10 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Taeseon Hwang, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States) ;
    Lenore Rasmussen, Ras Labs., LLC (United States)
    From soft microrobotics to macroscopic wearables (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-32
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
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    Modelling and control of self-sensing ionic electroactive polymer actuator
    Paper 10966-33
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Sunjai Nakshatharan Shanmugam, Andres Punning, Urmas Johanson, Alvo Aabloo, Univ. of Tartu (Estonia)
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    Physics-based electromechanical model of PVC gel actuators
    Paper 10966-34
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Zachary Frank , Zakai Olsen, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    Ionic buoyancy engines: finite element modeling and experimental validation
    Paper 10966-35
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): James Akl, Fadi Alladkani, Barbar J. Akle, Lebanese American Univ. (Lebanon)
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    Effect of electromechanical cycling and aging on the performance stability of IPMCs
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10966-36
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s):
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    ActuaTool: a web-based graphical user-interface (GUI) to design and study trilayer conducting polymer actuator beams
    Paper 10966-213
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
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    Finite difference method and finite element method for modeling IPMC sensor voltage
    Paper 10966-38
    Time: 5:50 PM - 6:10 PM
    Author(s): Kota Kondo, Kentaro Takagi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan); Zicai Zhu, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ. (China); Kinji Asaka, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
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    Thursday 7 March Show All Abstracts
    Session 9A:
    Application of EAP to Robotics
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    8:20 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Samuel Rosset, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand) ;
    Vishnu Baba Sundaresan, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)

    Sessions 9A and 9B run concurrently.
    Soft electronic and robotic systems from biocompatible and degradable materials (Conference Presentation) (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-39
    Time: 8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
    Author(s): Martin Kaltenbrunner, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (Austria)
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    Searching for clues about Maxwell stress in the back-relaxation of ionic polymer-metal composites
    Paper 10966-89
    Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
    Author(s): Alain Boldini, Maxwell Rosen, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States); Youngsu Cha, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of); Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
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    Inflatable dielectric elastomer robots for space
    Paper 10966-41
    Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
    Author(s): Joseph Ashby, Samuel Rosset, E.-F. Markus Henke, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Soft geometric dielectric elastomer switches for soft robotics (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-43
    Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): E.-F. Markus Henke, TU Dresden (Germany); Katherine E. Wilson, Iain A. Andersin, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 9B:
    Applications of EAP I
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location: Cripple Creek 1
    Session Chairs:
    Adrian Koh, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore) ;
    Jang Ho Park, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. (United States)

    Sessions 9A and 9B run concurrently.
    Self-contained liquid filler-polymer composites as active layer for DEAs (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-94
    Time: 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
    Author(s): Ankit Ankit, Fanny Ho, Naveen Tiwari, Febby Krisnadi, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore); Soo Jin Adrian Koh, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore); Nripan Mathews, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
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    Experimental determination of material parameters for an enhanced modeling of polyelectrolyte gels
    Paper 10966-81
    Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
    Author(s): Beatrice Mau, Jan Erfkamp, Margarita Günther , Thomas Wallmersperger, TU Dresden (Germany)
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    Monolithic and active soft structures capable of self-actuation and self-adhesion
    Paper 10966-45
    Time: 8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
    Author(s): Jianglong Guo, Chaoqun Xiang, Jonathan Rossiter , Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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    Soft gripper actuated by electro-hydraulic force
    Paper 10966-46
    Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
    Author(s): Tongil Park, Youngsu Cha, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
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    Glove with versatile operation tools based on dielectric elastomer sensors
    Paper 10966-47
    Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
    Author(s): Holger Böse, Simon Stier, Stefan Muth, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC (Germany)
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    Design of a dielectric elastomer actuator driven pneumatic pump
    Paper 10966-48
    Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
    Author(s): Philipp Linnebach, Steffen Hau, Gianluca Rizzello, Stefan Seelecke, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
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    Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session 10A:
    Wearable and Tactile Applications
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada) ;
    Claire Jean-Mistral, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France)

    Sessions 10A and 10B run concurrently.
    Necessary dielectric elastomer parameters for wearable tremor suppression
    Paper 10966-49
    Time: 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
    Author(s): Christopher R. Kelley, Jeffrey L. Kauffman, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
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    Woven and knitted artificial muscles for wearable devices
    Paper 10966-50
    Time: 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Jose G. Martinez, Shayan Mehraeen, Freddy Escobar, Shazed Aziz, Linköping Univ. (Sweden); Milad Asadi Miankafshe, Nils-Krister Persson, Univ. of Borås (Sweden); Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)
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    Low-cost and scalable fabrication of wearable soft sensor for neck mobility measurement
    Paper 10966-51
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Rami A. Abu Shammeh, Iyad Al-Nasri, David Walton, Ana-Luisa Trejos, Aaron D. Price, Western Univ. (Canada)
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    Large-area, flexible, integrable and transparent DEAs for haptics
    Paper 10966-52
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Ankit Ankit, Jun Yu Chan, Linh Lan Nguyen, Febby Krisnadi, Nripan Mathews, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 10B:
    Applications of EAP II
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Location: Cripple Creek 1
    Session Chairs:
    Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States) ;
    Holger Böse, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC (Germany)

    Sessions 10A and 10B run concurrently.
    Soft robotics for prosthetic devices: how dependent it is on smart materials? (Conference Presentation) (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-53
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Author(s): Gursel Alici, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
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    Dynamically reconfigurable DEAs incorporating shape memory polymer fibers
    Paper 10966-54
    Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
    Author(s): Bekir Aksoy, Herbert R. Shea, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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    High-voltage photonic switching of dielectric elastomers with amorphous silicon thin-films
    Paper 10966-55
    Time: 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    Author(s): Calum Gillespie, Asier Marzo, Fabrizio Scarpa, Jonathan Rossiter, Andrew Conn, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
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    Lunch Break 11:50 AM - 1:20 PM
    Session 11A:
    EAP Actuators
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States) ;
    Ji Su, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

    Sessions 11A and 11B run concurrently.
    Dielectric elastomer spring-roll bending actuators: applications in soft robotics and design (Conference Presentation) (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-56
    Time: 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Yanju Liu, Liwu Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Active surfaces powered by HASEL artificial muscles
    Paper 10966-57
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Eric Acome, Shane K. Mitchell, Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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    Simulation-driven design to reduce pull-in voltage of donut HASEL actuators
    Paper 10966-58
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Shardul S. Panwar, Umesh Gandhi, Toyota Research Institute North America (United States); Eric Acome, Christoph Keplinger, University of Colorado (United States); Michael Rowe, Toyota Research Institute North America (United States)
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    High performance actuators for untethered applications
    Paper 10966-59
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Seyed Mirvakili, Ian Hunter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 11B:
    Applications of EAP III
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Cripple Creek 1
    Session Chairs:
    E.-F. Markus Henke, The Univ. of Auckland (Germany) ;
    Seyed Mirvakili, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

    Sessions 11A and 11B run concurrently.
    Transition from horizontal to vertical wrinkles in a viscoelastic dielectric elastomer
    (Canceled)
    Paper 10966-60
    Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
    Author(s):
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    Bioinspired bistable soft actuators
    Paper 10966-95
    Time: 1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
    Author(s): Shuzhen Wei, North Carolina State University (United States); Huiqi Shao, T. K. Ghosh, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
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    Silicone elastomer map: design the ideal elastomer
    Paper 10966-61
    Time: 1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
    Author(s): Justina Vaicekauskaite, Piotr Mazurek, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark); Sindhu Vudayagiri, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark); Anne Ladegaard Skov, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
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    Synthetic Muscle Electroactive Polymer (EAP) based actuation and pressure sensing for prosthetic and robotic gripper applications
    Paper 10966-62
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
    Author(s): Lenore Rasmussen, Ras Labs., Inc. (United States), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States); Simone Rodriguez, Matthew Bowers, Damaris Smith, Ras Labs, Inc. (United States); Greig Martino, United Prosthetics, Inc. (United States); Leon Moy, Patrick S. Mark, Daniel L. Prillaman, Robert Nodarse, Ryan Carpenter, Darold Martin, US Army ARDEC Labs (United States); Cole Scheiber, Tufts Univ. (United States); Jesse d’Almeida, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
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    Steady and chaotic oscillation of dielectric elastomer balloon incorporating stiffening and damping effect
    Paper 10966-63
    Time: 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
    Author(s): Xiongfei Lv, Liwu Liu, Jinsong Leng, Yanju Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
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    Biosignals controlled dielectric elastomer actuators (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-64
    Time: 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
    Author(s): Jinrong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology (China); Yang Wang, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States); Liwu Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China); Shengqiang Cai, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
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    Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Session 12A:
    EAP Sensors and Actuators
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Location: Silverton Salons 2-3
    Session Chairs:
    Liwu Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China) ;
    Zihang Peng, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)

    Sessions 12A and 12B run concurrently.
    Dual sensing and actuation of ultrathin conducting polymer transducers (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-65
    Time: 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
    Author(s): Ngoc Tan Nguyen, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (France); Cédric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal, Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise (France); Sebastien Grondel, Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis (France); Eric Cattan, Institut d'Electronique de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (France); John D. W. Madden, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
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    A roadmap towards strong and tunable Peano-HASEL actuators (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-66
    Time: 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Nicholas Kellaris, Vidyacharan Gopaluni Venkata, Philipp Rothemund, Christoph Keplinger, Univ. of Colorado Boulder (United States)
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    Bistable electroactive polymers for refreshable tactile displays
    Paper 10966-67
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Zihang Peng, Yu Qiu, Ye Shi, Ziyang Zhang, Adie Alwen, Hexing Yin, Roshan Plamthottam, Zhi Ren, Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
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    Electrostatic actuator for tactile display based on hydraulically coupled dielectric fluids and soft structures
    Paper 10966-68
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Ion-Dan Sirbu, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Giacomo Moretti, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy); Sandra Dire, Luca Fambri, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy); Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy); Devid Meniglio , Marco Fontana, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
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    Electroactive actuation by liquid conductors in shape memory polymers
    Paper 10966-69
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Gurmeet Singh, Nakhiah C. Goulbourne, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
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    An approach to validate the design and fabrication of dielectric elastomer tactile sensor
    Paper 10966-70
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Yuting Zhu, Andreas Tairych, Samuel Rosset, Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
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    Session 12B:
    Applications of EAP IV
    Thursday 7 March 2019
    3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
    Location: Cripple Creek 1
    Session Chairs:
    Rocco Vertechy, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy) ;
    Edwin W. H. Jager, Linköping Univ. (Sweden)

    Sessions 12A and 12B run concurrently.
    Soft hybrid generators for harvesting human kinetic energy (Invited Paper)
    Paper 10966-72
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
    Author(s): Claire Jean-Mistral, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (France); Alain Sylvestre, Lab. de Génie Électrique de Grenoble (France)
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    Design, fabrication, and customized driving of dielectric loudspeaker arrays
    Paper 10966-73
    Time: 4:10 PM - 4:30 PM
    Author(s): Florian Klug, Christian Endl, Susana Solano-Arana, Helmut F. Schlaak, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
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    Active catheter driven by hybrid actuator consisting of ionic polymer-metal composites and hydraulics (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-74
    Time: 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
    Author(s): Justin Neubauer, Zachary Frank, Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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    Ionic redox transistor-gated ion transport in aqueous and organic electrolytes (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-75
    Time: 4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
    Author(s): Vishnu Baba Sundaresan, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
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    Sulfonated silica-based IPMC as actuators in soft robotics application (Conference Presentation)
    Paper 10966-76
    Time: 5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
    Author(s): Krishna C. Solasa , Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
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