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Biologically inspired technology using electoactive polymers (EAP)

Show simple item record Bar-Cohen, Yoseph 2008-02-07T01:43:44Z 2008-02-07T01:43:44Z 2006-02-26
dc.identifier.citation Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, San Diego, California, February 26, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0206
dc.description.abstract Evolution allowed nature to introduce highly effective biological mechanisms that are incredible inspiration for innovation. Humans have always made efforts to imitate nature's inventions and we are increasingly making advances that it becomes significantly easier to imitate, copy, and adapt biological methods, processes and systems. This brought us to the ability to create technology that is far beyond the simple mimicking of nature. Having better tools to understand and to implement nature's principles we are now equipped like never before to be inspired by nature and to employ our tools in far superior ways. Effectively, by bio-inspiration we can have a better view and value of nature capability while studying its models to learn what can be extracted, copied or adapted. Using electroactive polymers (EAP) as artificial muscles is adding an important element to the development of biologically inspired technologies. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 629305 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject biomimetics en
dc.subject biologically inspired technology en
dc.subject robotics en
dc.subject electroactive polymers (EAP) en
dc.title Biologically inspired technology using electoactive polymers (EAP) en
dc.type Preprint en

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