Mechanochromic polymers are a new class of active materials, whose fluorescence emission is controlled by their mechanical deformation. In this paper, we present a mechatronics-based platform for fluorescence detection and on-site testing of mechanochromic polymers. We envision the use of this technology in the development of new sensing systems, with applications in soft robotics and environmental engineering.
- Fluorescence sensing
- mechanochromic materials
- soft robotics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering