A Mechatronics-Based Platform for In Situ Strain Measurement Through Mechanochromic Polymers

Filippo Cellini, Steven Osma, Sean D. Peterson, Maurizio Porfiri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7494665
Pages (from-to)2989-2995
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Fluorescence sensing
  • mechanochromic materials
  • soft robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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