Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications

Artificial Muscles and Sensors

  • Kwang J. Kim
  • Satoshi Tadokoro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. Samatham, K. J. Kim, D. Dogruer, H. R. Choi, M. Konyo, J. D. Madden et al.
    Pages 1-36
  3. J. -D. Nam, H. R. Choi, J. C. Koo, Y. K. Lee, K. J. Kim
    Pages 37-48
  4. H. R. Choi, K. M. Jung, J. C. Koo, J. D. Nam
    Pages 49-90
  5. Y. Nakabo, T. Mukai, K. Asaka
    Pages 165-198
  6. M. Yamakita, N. Kamamichi, Z. W. Luo, K. Asaka
    Pages 199-225
  7. W. Yim, K. J. Kim
    Pages 263-277
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-281

About this book


Electroactive polymers (EAPs) respond to electrical stimulation with large deformations. They are dynamic actuators which have attracted attention from an interdisciplinary audience of engineers and scientists. An enabling EAP technology is emerging which attempts to imitate the properties of natural muscle and which, as a result, can perform a unique function in a variety of biologically-inspired robotics applications.

Electroactive Polymers for Robotics Applications covers the fundamental properties, modelling and demonstration of EAPs in robotic applications, focusing particularly on artificial muscles and sensors. Ionic Polymer–Metal Composite Actuators and Dielectric Elastomers are discussed within the book with chapters on their properties and their uses in robotics applications.

With its concentration on devices based on EAPs and their uses, Electroactive Polymers for Robotics Applications will be of interest to researchers working within this field as well as to postgraduate students studying robotics or smart materials and structures. Practitioners working in the mechanical, electrical and materials industries will also find this book of value.


Actuators Artificial Muscles Elastomer Electroactive Polymers Industrie Polypyrrol actuator modeling polymer robot robotics sensor sensors soft robotics technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwang J. Kim
    • 1
  • Satoshi Tadokoro
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering Department (MS312)University of NevadaRenoUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-371-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-372-7
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