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Fully plastic actuator through layer-by-layer casting with ionic-liquid-based bucky gel.
Printable electrical devices are attractive for the development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) including sensors, switches, and micromachines. In particular, printable actuators that canExpand
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Recent advances in ionic polymer–metal composite actuators and their modeling and applications
Abstract This paper presents a comprehensive review of ionic polymer–metal composite (IPMC) actuators. Recently, strong emphasis has been put on investigating various ionic polymer membranes forExpand
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Bending of polyelectrolyte membrane platinum composites by electric stimuli. Part II. Response kinetics
In previous papers, it was reported that a solid polymer electrolyte membrane-platinum (SPM-Pt) composite bent in response to electric stimuli. In this paper, a model, in which electric fields canExpand
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A new type of fish-like underwater microrobot
This paper presents a new prototype model of an underwater fish-like microrobot utilizing ionic conducting polymer film (ICPF) actuator as the servo actuator to realize swimming motion with threeExpand
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Bending of Polyelectrolyte Membrane–Platinum Composites by Electric Stimuli I. Response Characteristics to Various Waveforms
Bending of Polyelectrolyte Membrane–Platinum Composites by Electric Stimuli I. Response Characteristics to Various Waveforms
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High performance fully plastic actuator based on ionic-liquid-based bucky gel
Abstract In a previous paper, we reported the first dry actuator that can be fabricated simply by layer-by-layer casting, using ‘bucky gel’, a gelatinous room-temperature ionic-liquid containingExpand
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Position control of fishing line artificial muscles (coiled polymer actuators) from nylon thread
Recently, fishing line artificial muscle has been developed and is paid much attention due to the properties such as large contraction, light weight and extremely low cost. Typical fishing lineExpand
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Electromechanical behavior of fully plastic actuators based on bucky gel containing various internal ionic liquids
Abstract In the previous papers, we have reported the first dry actuator that can be fabricated simply by layer-by-layer casting, using ‘bucky gel’, a gelatinous room-temperature ionic liquid (IL)Expand
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Reduction of the stress-relaxation of IPMC actuators by a fluctuating input and with a cooperative control
In practical applications, stress-relaxation phenomenon is not preferable feature of IPMC (ionic polymer-metal composite) actuators. In this study, we propose a control method using two (or more)Expand
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