Chemical robot - Design of peristaltic polymer gel actuator

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

In this proceeding, we introduce peristaltic gel actuators as a chemical robot. The polymer gels prepared here have a cyclic reaction network like metabolic process in itself. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gel swells-shrinks autonomously. The periodic self-oscillating motion of the gel is produced by the dissipating chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. We have succeeded in convey the object automatically by utilizing the synthetic polymer gel. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
Pages4325-4330
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 11
Event2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 2009 Oct 112009 Oct 15

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period09/10/1109/10/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Maeda, S., Hara, Y., Yoshida, R., & Hashimoto, S. (2009). Chemical robot - Design of peristaltic polymer gel actuator. In 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 (pp. 4325-4330). [5354633] (2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2009.5354633