Smart Polymers actuated Multi-Degrees of Freedom Mechanisms (SP-MDFM)

The recent development of smart polymers (EAP, SMP, DE, etc.) leads to their fast integration on multi-degrees of freedom mechanisms (MDFM). Our approach is to combine the use of innovative polymers on cutting-edge mechanisms through the complete process of design, modeling, prototype fabrication and experimental performance assessment. The targeted application is biomedical one but we are open for others through collaboration.

Design & Modeling

Innovative design is proposed in order to address the challenges from the applications. It can be bio-inspired or based on  cutting-edge mechanism. Especially, we are interesting to develop continuum and origami-based mechanisms. 

Control

Our investigation is focused on sensor based control. The more efficient control scheme is chosen and implemented in order to comply with the application specifications.