Alvo aabloo got his PhD degree at University of Tartu. He is now a full professor at Institute of Technology in University of Tartu. He is leading a large research group in IMS lab. The goal is to develop new materials and their control and applications by bringing together knowledge from diverse fields of expertise. Exploitation of innovative materials will in turn permit building devices, different and in many ways superior to conventional machines. The scientific background of the staff as well as the laboratory equipment permits research activities on the borderline of computational material science, material science, robotics, chemistry, computer science and electronics. Currently their main research activity is focusing on development and exploitation of ion-conducting polymers and their composites. Ion-conducting polymer composites are a type of electroactive polymers that change their shape and size when electrically stimulated.