Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) actuators and sensors related publications

2017

40.Guest Editorial: Focused Section on Advances in Soft RoboticsX. Tan, K. K. Leang, Z. Yin (2017): Guest Editorial: Focused Section on Advances in Soft Robotics. International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, 1 (2), pp. 121 - 123, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
39.Guidelines for making Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) materials as artificial muscles by advanced manufacturing methods: State-of-the-Art, Kwang J. Kim, Tyler Stalbaum, Sarah Trabia, Taeseon Hwang, Zakai Olsen, Shelby Nelson, Qi Shen, Dong-Chan Lee, James Carrico, Kam K. Leang, Viljar Palmre, Jungsoo Nam, Ilseok Park, Rashi Tiwari, Doyeon Kim, Sungjun Kim (2017): Guidelines for making Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) materials as artificial muscles by advanced manufacturing methods: State-of-the-Art, . Bar-Cohen, Yoseph (Ed.): Advances in manufacturing and processing of materials and structures (Under review), CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2017. (Type: Book Chapter | BibTeX)
38.Smart Actuator Technologies: Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and Control for Mechatronic and Robotic Systems (expected 2018)Kam K. Leang, Kwang J. Kim (2017): Smart Actuator Technologies: Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and Control for Mechatronic and Robotic Systems (expected 2018). Elsevier, 2017. (Type: Book | BibTeX)
37.Fused Filament 3D Printing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites for Soft RoboticsK. K. Leang, J. D. Carrico (2017): Fused Filament 3D Printing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites for Soft Robotics. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Portland, OR, March 26-29, 2017., 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
36.3D-Printed Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Crawling RobotJ. D. Carrico, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang, (2017): 3D-Printed Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Crawling Robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, May 29 - June 3, 2017, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)

2016

35.IPMC Manufacturing Techniques: Recent DevelopmentsK. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2016): IPMC Manufacturing Techniques: Recent Developments. International Workshop on Active Materials and Soft Mechatronics, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, July 7-8, 2016, 2016. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
34.3D Printing of Smart MaterialsK. J. Kim, S. Trabia, Z. Olson, T. Stalbaum, K. K. Leang (2016): 3D Printing of Smart Materials. International Workshop on Active Materials and Soft Mechatronics, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, July 7-8, 2016, 2016. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
33.IPMCs as EAPs: how to start experimenting with themK. Asaka, K. Kruusamae, K. J. Kim, V. Palmre, K. K. Leang (2016): IPMCs as EAPs: how to start experimenting with them. Springer International Publishing AG (in press), 2016. (Type: Book Chapter | BibTeX)
32.Precision feedback and feedforward control of ionic polymer-metal composite actuatorsJames D. Carrico, Maxwell Fleming, Marissa A. Tsugawa, Kam K. Leang (2016): Precision feedback and feedforward control of ionic polymer-metal composite actuators. Shahinpoor, (Ed.): Chapter 11, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016. (Type: Book Chapter | BibTeX)
31.Characterization of 3D-printed IPMC ActuatorsJ. D. Carrico, J. Erickson, K. K. Leang (2016): Characterization of 3D-printed IPMC Actuators. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 20-24, 2016, 2016. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)

2015

30.Fused filament 3D printing of ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs)James D. Carrico, Nick W. Traeden, Matteo Aureli, Kam K. Leang (2015): Fused filament 3D printing of ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs). Smart Materials and Structures, 24 , pp. 125021 (11 pages), 2015. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
29.Fused Filament Additive Manufacturing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Active 3D StructuresJ. D. Carrico, N. W. Traeden, M. Aureli, K. K. Leang, (2015): Fused Filament Additive Manufacturing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Active 3D Structures. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), September 21-23, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2015, (Jim Carrico and Nick Traeden were winners of the 2015 SMASIS Conf. Best Student Paper Award!). (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)
28.Slender tube-shaped and square rod-shaped IPMC actuators with integrated sensing for soft mechatronicsM. A. Tsugawa, V. Palmre, J. D. Carrico, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2015): Slender tube-shaped and square rod-shaped IPMC actuators with integrated sensing for soft mechatronics. Meccanica, 50 (11), pp. 2781-2795, 2015. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)

2014

27.Nanothorn electrodes for ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscles V. Palmre, D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang, K. Asaka, A. Aabloo (2014): Nanothorn electrodes for ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscles. Scientific Reports, 4 (6176), 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
26.Development of a tube-shaped ionic polymer-metal composite  actuator with integrated sensingM. A. Tsugawa (2014): Development of a tube-shaped ionic polymer-metal composite actuator with integrated sensing. University of Nevada, Reno, 2014. (Type: Masters Thesis | BibTeX)
25.Monolithic IPMC fins for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater robotics J. J. Hubbard, M. Fleming, V. Palmre, D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2014): Monolithic IPMC fins for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater robotics. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 39 (3), pp. 540 - 551, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)

2013

24.Precision Control of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators K. K. Leang (2013): Precision Control of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators. 7th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio (BAMN2013), 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)
23.An IPMC-enabled bio-inspired bending/twisting fin for underwater applications V. Palmre, M. Fleming, J. J. Hubbard, D. Pugal, S. Kim, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2013): An IPMC-enabled bio-inspired bending/twisting fin for underwater applications. Smart Mater. Struct., 22 , pp. 014003, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
22.Sectored tube-shaped ionic polymer-metal composite actuator with integrated sensor M. Tsugawa, V. Palmre, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2013): Sectored tube-shaped ionic polymer-metal composite actuator with integrated sensor. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, September 19-21, Snowbird, Utah, USA, 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)
21.The effects of electrode surface morphology on the actuation performance of IPMC V. Palmre, D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2013): The effects of electrode surface morphology on the actuation performance of IPMC. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)

2012

20.Mitigating IPMC back relaxation through feedforward and feedback control of patterned electrodesMaxwell J. Fleming (2012): Mitigating IPMC back relaxation through feedforward and feedback control of patterned electrodes. 2012. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
19.Integrated sensing for IPMC actuators using strain gages for underwater applications K. K. Leang, Y. Shan, S. Song, K. J. Kim (2012): Integrated sensing for IPMC actuators using strain gages for underwater applications. IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, 17 (2), pp. 345 – 355, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
18.Introduction to part 2 of the themed articles on ionic polymer-metal composites K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2012): Introduction to part 2 of the themed articles on ionic polymer-metal composites. International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, 3 (4), pp. 243, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
17.Introduction to the themed articles on ionic polymer-metal composites K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2012): Introduction to the themed articles on ionic polymer-metal composites. International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, 3 (3), pp. 183 – 187, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
16.Mitigating IPMC back relaxation through feedforward and feedback control of patterned electrodes M. J. Fleming, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2012): Mitigating IPMC back relaxation through feedforward and feedback control of patterned electrodes. Smart Mater. Struct., 21 , pp. 085002 (12 pages), 2012. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
15.Physics based electromechanical model of IPMC considering various underlying currents D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, V. Palmre, K. K. Leang, A. Aablo (2012): Physics based electromechanical model of IPMC considering various underlying currents. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2012. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)

2011

14.Design and characterization of sectored (patterned) IPMC actuators for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater systemsJoel J. Hubbard (2011): Design and characterization of sectored (patterned) IPMC actuators for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater systems. University of Nevada, Reno, 2011. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
13. K. J. Kim, D. Pugal, K. K. Leang (2011): A twistable artificial muscle for underwater robotic applications. US-Korea Summit on Science and Engineering (UKC), 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
12.A twistable ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscle for marine applications K. J. Kim, D. Pugal, K. K. Leang (2011): A twistable ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscle for marine applications. Marine Technology Society Journal, 45 (4), pp. 83 – 98, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
11.Electrically responsive stiffness change of IPMCs V. Palmre, K. J. Kim, R. Tiwari, K. K. Leang (2011): Electrically responsive stiffness change of IPMCs. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
10. J. Hubbard, M. Fleming, K. K. Leang, V. Palmre, D. Pugal, K. J. Kim (2011): Characterization of sectored-electrode IPMC-based propulsors for underwater locomotion. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), pp. 171–180, 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
9. M. J. Fleming, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2011): Mitigating IPMC back-relaxation effect using multi-input control. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
8. D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang, V. Palmre (2011): Modeling and designing IPMCs for twisting motion: electromechanical and mechanoelectrical transduction. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)

2010

7. S. J. Kim, Y. Jung, K. K. Leang, K. J. Kim (2010): Development of dimensionally scalable IPMC materials. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Invited session on EAP, 2010. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
6. D. Pugal, S. J. Kim, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2010): IPMC: recent progress in modeling, manufacturing, and new applications. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2010. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
5. R. O. Riddle, Y. Jung, S.-M. Kim, S. Song, B. Stolpman, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2010): Sectored-electrode IPMC actuator for bending and twisting motion. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, pp. 764221, 2010. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
4. S. Song, Y. Shan, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2010): Tracking control of oscillatory motion in IPMC actuators for underwater applications. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Invited session on EAP, 2010. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)

2009

3.Frequency-weighted feedforward control for dynamic compensation in ionic polymer-metal composite actuators Y. Shan, K. K. Leang (2009): Frequency-weighted feedforward control for dynamic compensation in ionic polymer-metal composite actuators. Smart Materials and Structures, 18 (12), pp. 125016 (11 pages), 2009. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)

2008

2.Fabrication and Integrated Feedforward and Feedback Control of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite ActuatorsYingfeng Shan (2008): Fabrication and Integrated Feedforward and Feedback Control of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
1. Y. Shan, K. K. Leang (2008): Application of Feedforward Dynamics Compensation in Ionic-Polymer Metal Composite Actuators. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics Conference, pp. 69270F-1 – 69270F-12, 2008. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)