Design of chemo-mechanical actuator using self-oscillating gel

Shingo Maeda, Shuji Hashimoto, Ryo Yoshida

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Abstract

The goal of our research is to develop a chemical robot, which unlike the conventional robots with electrical power source, is powered by a chemical reaction similar to living organism. The first step in our research is to design a chemo-mechanical actuator using a self-oscillating polymer gel, which undergoes periodical swelling-deswelling process. The swelling-deswelling process generates periodical oscillation as the basic movement of the actuator. We consider our research as a basic study for constructing a new biologically-inspired robots which does not only mimic the structures and functions of living organism but also internal mechanism for force generation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004
Pages474-479
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004 - Shenyang, China
Duration: 2004 Aug 222004 Aug 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004
CountryChina
CityShenyang
Period04/8/2204/8/26

Keywords

  • BZ reaction
  • Biomimetics
  • Chemical robot
  • Self-oscillating gel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Maeda, S., Hashimoto, S., & Yoshida, R. (2004). Design of chemo-mechanical actuator using self-oscillating gel. In Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004 (pp. 474-479). (Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004).