Chemical robots-design of active soft materials

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

Here, we introduce autonomous gel actuators driven by the chemical energy. The polymer gels prepared here have cyclic chemical reaction networks. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gels generate periodical motion. The periodic motion of the gel is produced by the chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. We have succeeded in making the synthetic polymer gel move autonomously like a living organism. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
Pages427-430
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 11
Event4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2011 May 192011 May 21

Publication series

Name4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period11/5/1911/5/21

Keywords

  • Gel actuator
  • Soft robot
  • active material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2011). Chemical robots-design of active soft materials. In 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 (pp. 427-430). [5937404] (4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937404