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Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications

Artificial Muscles and Sensors

  • Covers the fundamental properties, modeling and demonstration of EAPs in robotic applications, focusing particularly on artificial muscles and sensors

  • Includes chapters on the properties and uses in robotics applications of Ionic Polymer–Metal Composite Actuators and Dielectric Elastomers

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Active Polymers: An Overview

    • R. Samatham, K. J. Kim, D. Dogruer, H. R. Choi, M. Konyo, J. D. Madden et al.
    Pages 1-36
  3. Dielectric Elastomers for Artificial Muscles

    • J. -D. Nam, H. R. Choi, J. C. Koo, Y. K. Lee, K. J. Kim
    Pages 37-48
  4. Robotic Applications of Artificial Muscle Actuators

    • H. R. Choi, K. M. Jung, J. C. Koo, J. D. Nam
    Pages 49-90
  5. Biomimetic Soft Robots Using IPMC

    • Y. Nakabo, T. Mukai, K. Asaka
    Pages 165-198
  6. Robotic Application of IPMC Actuators with Redoping Capability

    • M. Yamakita, N. Kamamichi, Z. W. Luo, K. Asaka
    Pages 199-225
  7. Dynamic Modeling of Segmented IPMC Actuator

    • 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.

Keywords

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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Mechanical Engineering Department (MS312), University of Nevada, Reno, USA

    Kwang J. Kim

  • Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

    Satoshi Tadokoro

About the editors

Dr Kwang Kim is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Active Materials and Processing Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He graduated in 1987 from Yonsei University, Korea, and received his MS and PhD from Arizona State University in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He later completed his postdoctoral study at the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) at the University of Maryland-College Park (1993-1995). His industrial experience includes time as a Senior Research Engineer at Thermal Electric Devices, Inc. (1995-1997), and as the Chief Scientist at Environmental Robots, Inc. (1997-2001), Albuquerque NM. He has published over 130 technical papers and holds 2 patents. His research and teaching interests are broad-based, but mainly relate to active materials/sensors, thermal science/energy systems, and nanotechnology.

Dr Satoshi Tadokoro is President of the International Rescue System Institute, in Kobe, Japan. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering at Kobe University, where he has been employed for over twenty years. He teaches about actuator theory, mechatronics and intelligent machine theory. Dr Tadokoro gained his MS and his PhD in Engineering from the University of Tokyo. His research interests include rescue robots, and robotics and actuators.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications

  • Book Subtitle: Artificial Muscles and Sensors

  • Editors: Kwang J. Kim, Satoshi Tadokoro

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-372-7

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84628-371-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-84996-590-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-84628-372-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 281

  • Topics: Control, Robotics, Automation, Polymers, Optical Materials, Artificial Intelligence

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-84628-372-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)