Smart Mater. Struct. volume 23, issue 10, P105008 2014 DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/23/10/105008 View full text
Xingcan Xiang, Gursel Alici, Rahim Mutlu, Weihua Li

Abstract: AbstractThere has been a growing interest in smart actuators typified by conducting polymer actuators, especially in their (i) fabrication, modeling and control with minimum external data and (ii) applications in bio-inspired devices, robotics and mechatronics. Their control is a challenging research problem due to the complex and nonlinear properties of these actuators, which cannot be predicted accurately. Based on an input-shaping technique, we propose a new method to improve the conducting polymer actuato…

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