Force Analysis and Characterization of Polymer Actuators

  title={Force Analysis and Characterization of Polymer Actuators},
  author={Nam N. Huynh and G{\"u}rsel Alici and Geoffrey M. Spinks},
  journal={2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
There has been an increasing interest in conducting polymers, especially polypyrrole (PPy), as potential actuators for many cutting edge applications including micromanipulation and biomedical devices. Their performance needs to be assessed in terms of force and displacement outputs before they can be employed in practical devices. As part of an ongoing… CONTINUE READING