Performance Quantification of Conducting Polymer Actuators for Real Applications: A Microgripping System

  title={Performance Quantification of Conducting Polymer Actuators for Real Applications: A Microgripping System},
  author={Gursel Alici and N. N. Huynh},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
In this paper, we report on modeling, characterization, and performance quantification of a conducting polymer actuator, driving a rigid link to form each finger of a two-finger gripping system, which is what we call a microgripping system. The actuator, which consists of five layers of three different materials, operates in a nonaquatic medium, i.e., air, as opposed to its predecessors. After the bending displacement and force outputs of a single finger are modeled and characterized including… CONTINUE READING
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