Modeling of a Dielectric Elastomer Bender Actuator

The current smallest self-contained modular robot uses a shape memory alloy, which is inherently inefficient, slow and difficult to control. We present the design, fabrication and demonstration of a module based on dielectric elastomer actuation. The module uses a pair of bowtie dielectric elastomer...

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Main Authors: Paul White, Stella Latscha, Mark Yim
Format: Article
Published: MDPI AG 2014-07-01
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