chapter  7
30 Pages

Sensing, Transduction, Feedback Control, and Robotic Applications of Polymeric Artificial Muscles

This chapter covers sensing, transduction, feedback control, and robotic actuation capabilities and issues related to these topics. Ionic polymer-metal nanocomposites (IPMNCs) and ionic polymer conductor nanocomposites (IPCNCs) are amazing tools for soft robotic actuation and built-in sensing and transduction in a distributed manner. One can even see the distributed biomimetic, noiseless nanosensing, nanotransduction, and nanoactuation capabilities of IPMNCs and IPCNCs.