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Keywords:

  • Actuators;
  • Polymers, conducting;
  • Polypyrrole;
  • Sensors, tactile

All-polymeric triple-layer artificial muscles capable of pushing obstacles that they meet during their angular movement are presented (see Figure). Upon contact of the muscle with an obstacle, a potential step proportional to the weight of the object evolves. Thus the muscle works simultaneously as an actuator and a tactile sensor.