Eric Cattan

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This paper presents a first stage in developing a robot at the size of an insect by using exclusively advanced technologies of the microelectronics. The concept of a vibrating wing with passive torsion is validated by comparisons between theoretical and experimental approaches on a schematic geometry of a single wing. The structural and aerodynamic aspects(More)
Recent progress in the field of microsystems on flexible substrates raises the need for alternatives to the stiffness of classical actuation technologies. This paper reports a top-down process to microfabricate soft conducting polymer actuators on substrates on which they ultimately operate. The bending microactuators were fabricated by sequentially(More)
In the last decade researchers pursued the development of tiny flying robots inspired by natural flyers. Within this context our main objective is to devise a flying robot-mimicking insect in terms of kinematics and scale using MEMS technologies. For this purpose, an original design has been developed around resonant thorax and wings by the way of an(More)
This paper reports our recent progresses on the micromachining and analyses of bio-inspired all polymer wings for MAV application. SU-8 wings mimicking cranefly wings were fabricated using advanced MEMS technology. Unlike insect wings using composite materials, our wings are composed of a single material (SU-8) as a preliminary mimicry. As prepared wings(More)
Interpenetrating polymer networks, as biomimetic actuators, can become successful actuators in the field of microsystems providing they are compatible with micro-technologies. In this paper, we report a novel material synthesized from poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and polyethylene oxide/nitrile butadiene rubber. The electroactive material is built as a(More)
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