Design of paper mechatronics

Towards a fully printed robot

Hiroki Shigemune, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

Recently, there has been strong interest in printed robots and paper electronics. Printing is an adequate manufacturing method for the mass production; robots manufactured by printing can be low cost, rapidly creatable and easy to design. Paper is one of smart materials with high water absorbency and strength; it is easily mass-produced at low cost. Many inexpensive and flexible devices were created in paper electronics. Therefore, we propose paper mechatronics that merges printed robots and paper electronics. We used a commercial ink jet printer with water-based ink for self-folding of paper; the paper was folded automatically along the printed line to make the robot body. The paper robot was equipped with a printed electrothermal actuator that consists of epoxy resin covered by conductive ink. The epoxy resin was heated by Joule heat of the conductive ink under a driving voltage of 8 V. The self-folding of experimental paper robot took 15 minutes to construct the body and the robot demonstrated a locomotion at 6.5 mm per step.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages536-541
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479969340
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 31
Event2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014 - Chicago
Duration: 2014 Sep 142014 Sep 18

Other

Other2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014
CityChicago
Period14/9/1414/9/18

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Mechatronics
Robots
Ink
Electronic equipment
Epoxy resins
Printing
Ink jet printers
Intelligent materials
Costs
Water
Actuators
Electric potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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Shigemune, H., Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2014). Design of paper mechatronics: Towards a fully printed robot. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 536-541). [6942611] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2014.6942611

Design of paper mechatronics : Towards a fully printed robot. / Shigemune, Hiroki; Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Hashimoto, Shuji.

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 536-541 6942611.

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

Shigemune, H, Maeda, S, Hara, Y & Hashimoto, S 2014, Design of paper mechatronics: Towards a fully printed robot. in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems., 6942611, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 536-541, 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2014, Chicago, 14/9/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2014.6942611
Shigemune H, Maeda S, Hara Y, Hashimoto S. Design of paper mechatronics: Towards a fully printed robot. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 536-541. 6942611 https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2014.6942611
Shigemune, Hiroki ; Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Design of paper mechatronics : Towards a fully printed robot. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 536-541
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