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
Event4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 - Yokohama
Duration: 2011 May 192011 May 21

Other

Other4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
CityYokohama
Period11/5/1911/5/21

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Gels
Robots
Polymers
Chemical reactions
Actuators

Keywords

  • active material
  • Gel actuator
  • Soft robot

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] https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937404

Chemical robots-design of active soft materials. / Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Hashimoto, Shuji.

4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011. 2011. p. 427-430 5937404.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maeda, S, Hara, Y & Hashimoto, S 2011, Chemical robots-design of active soft materials. in 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011., 5937404, pp. 427-430, 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011, Yokohama, 11/5/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937404
Maeda S, Hara Y, Hashimoto S. Chemical robots-design of active soft materials. In 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011. 2011. p. 427-430. 5937404 https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937404
Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Chemical robots-design of active soft materials. 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011. 2011. pp. 427-430
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