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Development of Electrically Heated Polymer Artificial Muscles

  title={Development of Electrically Heated Polymer Artificial Muscles},
  author={L. Harding},
  • L. Harding
  • Published 2017
  • Materials Science
  • Artificial muscles show great potential in several applications, particularly medical prosthetics and robotics. Thermally-activated stretched rubbers and thermally-activated twisted thermoplastic fibres have not received much attention in comparison to other polymers but show promise in these applications. The aim of this thesis was to address the lack of data on thermally driven polymer fibre actuators. Two types were considered: thermally-activated stretched rubbers and thermally-activated… CONTINUE READING


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