28 March 2011 Conducting IPN actuators for biomimetic vision system
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In recent years, many studies on electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators have been reported. One promising technology is the elaboration of electronic conducting polymers based actuators with Interpenetrating Polymer Networks (IPNs) architecture. Their many advantageous properties as low working voltage, light weight and high lifetime (several million cycles) make them very attractive for various applications including robotics. Our laboratory recently synthesized new conducting IPN actuators based on high molecular Nitrile Butadiene Rubber, poly(ethylene oxide) derivative and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxithiophene). The presence of the elastomer greatly improves the actuator performances such as mechanical resistance and output force. In this article we present the IPN and actuator synthesis, characterizations and design allowing their integration in a biomimetic vision system.
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Nicolas Festin, Cedric Plesse, Claude Chevrot, Dominique Teyssié, Patrick Pirim, Frederic Vidal, "Conducting IPN actuators for biomimetic vision system", Proc. SPIE 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, 79760K (28 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877634; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877634


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