Nicolas Festin

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A large-scale effort was carried out to test the performance of seven types of ionic electroactive polymer (IEAP) actuators in space-hazardous environmental factors in laboratory conditions. The results substantiate that the IEAP materials are tolerant to long-term freezing and vacuum environments as well as ionizing Gamma-, X-ray, and UV radiation at the(More)
In a world of unknown, touch modality is a key avenue for environments exploration. Implementation of such modality in mobile robot has been a major challenge for many research teams. Recently, several artificial whisker systems have been studied as promising tactile sensor. One key to the whisker's functionality is its sensor system. Our laboratory(More)
The synthesis of electronic conducting interpenetrating polymer networks is proposed as an alternative to multilayer architectures for the design of electroactive devices [1]. The electronic conducting polymer (ECP) poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) as Electroactive Polymer (EAP) was symmetrically distributed in a solid polymer electrolyte (SPE)(More)
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