Wearable technologies & smart materials

1A2_0482_ TEXTILE-AMPLIFIED DIELECTRIC ELASTOMER ACTUATORS FOR SOFT ROBOTICS

Authors
  • Johannes Mersch (TU Dresden, Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology)
  • Sascha Pfeil
  • Felix Lohse
  • Henriette Probst
  • Chokri Cherif
  • Gerald Gerlach

Abstract

In recent years the field of soft robotics has gained a lot of interest both in academia and industry. One material class used frequently in soft robotics are dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA) consisting of a thin elastomer layer between two compliant electrodes. Their low mechanical strength and durability result in the necessity to add support structures. A textile based reinforcement of these actuators is advantageous, due to its highly anisotropic mechanical properties, which enhance the actuation and provide stability. In this paper a Carbon Fiber (CF) based reinforcement structure combined with DEAs is presented and discussed with respect to its actuation properties. 

Keywords: CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED ELASTOMER, SMART MATERIALS, SOFT ROBOTICS, DIELECTRIC ELASTOMERS

How to Cite:

Mersch, J. & Pfeil, S. & Lohse, F. & Probst, H. & Cherif, C. & Gerlach, G., (2019) “1A2_0482_ TEXTILE-AMPLIFIED DIELECTRIC ELASTOMER ACTUATORS FOR SOFT ROBOTICS”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
02 Jul 2019
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