A chemo-mechanical rotational actuator driven by BZ reaction

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

This paper introduces and describes a novel chemical robotic actuator which is driven by the Belousov-Zhanbotinsky (BZ) reaction. It is known that the BZ reaction generates the redox oscillation, and when it occurs inside a thermo-sensitive polymer gel, a spontaneous mechanical oscillation is generated (Self-oscillating gel). Our research aim is to construct a chemo-mechanical actuator using the self-oscillating gel as a part of a robot controlled by chemical reaction networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
Pages1160-1165
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 22
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 2006 Feb 202006 Feb 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
Volume2006

Conference

Conference1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period06/2/2006/2/22

Keywords

  • BZ reaction
  • Biomimetics
  • Chemical robot
  • Chemo-mechanical
  • Self-Oscillating gel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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