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dc.titleBio-inspired Soft Robot Driven by Transparent Artificial Muscle
dc.contributor.authorWANG YUZHE
dc.contributor.authorUJJAVAL GUPTA
dc.contributor.authorZHU JIAN
dc.contributor.authorLI PENGCHENG
dc.contributor.authorDONGHE DU
dc.contributor.authorZHANG LEI
dc.contributor.authorOUYANG JIANYONG
dc.contributor.authorJUN LIU
dc.contributor.authorCHOON CHIANG FOO
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-12T10:14:37Z
dc.date.available2020-06-12T10:14:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-20
dc.identifier.citationWANG YUZHE, UJJAVAL GUPTA, ZHU JIAN, LI PENGCHENG, DONGHE DU, ZHANG LEI, OUYANG JIANYONG, JUN LIU, CHOON CHIANG FOO (2020-01-20). Bio-inspired Soft Robot Driven by Transparent Artificial Muscle. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO49542.2019.8961401
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/169717
dc.description.abstractTransparency is one of the few forms of camouflage used by natural creatures in a habitat with any backgrounds. Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) have important applications in many areas such as soft robots, artificial muscles and compliant devices. However, conventional DEAs cannot mimic the transparent appearance of natural creatures by using conventional materials like carbon grease as the compliant electrodes since carbon grease is a viscous black fluid. In this work, transparent artificial muscles are demonstrated by exploiting blends of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and waterborne polyurethane (WPU) as compliant electrodes. The PEDOT:PSS/WPU blends are conductive and transparent solids, and the dielectric elastomer actuator artificial muscles can achieve a voltage-induced area strain of 200% with a transmittance of higher than 88% over the entire visible light spectrum. A transparent soft robot driven by these transparent artificial muscles is demonstrated. The fully transparent robot can vibrate asymmetrically at specific frequencies and demonstrate translational motion while keeping camouflaged in colorful backgrounds. The finite element analysis and experiments reveal the working mechanisms of the robot consistently. The concept of transparent actuators and transparent soft robots can guide the design of next-generation soft robots.
dc.description.urihttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8961401
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dc.subjectartificial muscles , transparent conducting polymer , dielectric elastomer actuator , soft robot
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.departmentINST OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
dc.description.doi10.1109/ROBIO49542.2019.8961401
dc.published.statePublished
dc.grant.idA1883c0012
dc.grant.fundingagencyAgency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
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