WP1 Dielectric Elastomers

Objective: Two major research areas are planned for the research program in DEAP:
(1) Novel actuators and architectures for miniaturized soft robotics, including the use of position/shape self-sensing with no additional external sensors;
(2) Coherent and collaborative development of artificial muscle materials, their fabrication technologies and applications, R&D of electrode materials, microfabrication related issues, lifetime and reliability, technological readiness. 

 

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