The authors acknowledge financial support form the Spaniard Ministry of Science and Technology project BQ2001-0477, from the Seneca Foundation PI-25/00827/FS/01, and from ICETEX-Prosantander in Colombia.
Artificial Muscles with Tactile Sensitivity†
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2003
© 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 279–282, February, 2003
How to Cite
Otero, T.F. and Cortés, M.T. (2003), Artificial Muscles with Tactile Sensitivity. Adv. Mater., 15: 279–282. doi: 10.1002/adma.200390066
- Issue published online: 27 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 NOV 2002
- Manuscript Received: 7 JUL 2002
- Polymers, conducting;
- 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.