Active gel locomotion

Shingo Maeda, Terukazu Kato, Kouki Takahashi, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

Many types of functional gels have been developed and applied to soft actuators or artificial muscles. In particular, electroactive polymer gels that change shape when controlled electrically seem to be promising. But the mechanical motion is driven by electric stimuli. In the present study, we describe the autonomous hydrogel locomotion powered by the chemical energy. The polymer gels can generate periodical expansion and contraction coupled with the oscillatory Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. This active gel system reported in this proceeding is excellent tools for the successful design and use of the electric-free devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479915293
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2013 Nov 102013 Nov 13

Publication series

Name2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period13/11/1013/11/13

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Maeda, S., Kato, T., Takahashi, K., & Hashimoto, S. (2013). Active gel locomotion. In 2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013 [6710468] (2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2013.6710468