Innovative Wave Power Generation System Using Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscles


S. Chiba, M. Waki, R. Kornbluh and R. Pelrine, “Innovative wave power generation system using electroactive polymer artificial muscles,” OCEANS 2009-EUROPE, 2009, pp. 1-3, doi: 10.1109/OCEANSE.2009.5278346.


As human population and the demands of better standards of life increase in the 21st century, a sudden surge in energy demand is predicted and the accompanying environmental problems will become a subject of discussion. The establishment of an energy system that uses renewable energy is attracting attention as a possible answer to these problems. This article presents a discussion on one energy harvesting method that has been the focus of attention recently: the generation system based on electroactive polymer artificial muscle (EPAM).

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