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|1. (WO2018106926) IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE ACTUATORS|
|Applicants:||LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC.
|Inventors:||LIMA, Marcio, Dias
|Title:||IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLE ACTUATORS|
In one aspect, an actuator device includes a conducting material and at least one fuse incorporated into the conducting material. In a second aspect, an actuator device includes an artificial muscle fiber and a thermocouple. In a third aspect, an actuator device includes an artificial muscle and a metal tube disposed around a portion of the artificial muscle, where the metal tube is crimped to flatten and compress the artificial muscle with the result of securing the muscle relative to the metal tube. In a fourth aspect, an actuator device includes a first fiber; a conducting material; and a coating, where the coating coats the first fiber or the conducting material.