Design of self-moving gel driven by chemical energy

Ryoya Okada, Takanobu Kogure, Sumito Nagasawa, Shingo Maeda

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the autonomous driving actuator like living organisms. Many researchers have developed the biomimetic actuators and applied many kinds of stimuli-responsive polymers and gels to the soft actuators. Generally, robots are composed of various parts and require the external device such as thermal energy or electricity. On the other hand, many living organisms can generate an autonomous rhythm cycle phenomena without external stimuli, such as the heartbeats, circadian rhythm and so on. In this study, we proposed an autonomous gel actuator similar to the living organism, using self-oscillating polymer gels (BZ gels). The BZ gel is an intelligent material that undergoes autonomous swelling-deswelling oscillations without external stimuli. We aimed at the autonomous locomotion in one direction as a new actuator. Herein, we report fabrication of the self-oscillation gels with the asymmetric shapes and the movement experiment. We have succeeded in observing that the gel could walk autonomously in one direction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages199-204
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479973965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 20
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2014 Dec 52014 Dec 10

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period14/12/514/12/10

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Gels
Actuators
Intelligent materials
Biomimetics
Polymers
Thermal energy
Swelling
Electricity
Robots
Fabrication
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Okada, R., Kogure, T., Nagasawa, S., & Maeda, S. (2014). Design of self-moving gel driven by chemical energy. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014 (pp. 199-204). [7090330] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2014.7090330

Design of self-moving gel driven by chemical energy. / Okada, Ryoya; Kogure, Takanobu; Nagasawa, Sumito; Maeda, Shingo.

2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. p. 199-204 7090330.

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

Okada, R, Kogure, T, Nagasawa, S & Maeda, S 2014, Design of self-moving gel driven by chemical energy. in 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014., 7090330, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 199-204, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014, Bali, Indonesia, 14/12/5. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2014.7090330
Okada R, Kogure T, Nagasawa S, Maeda S. Design of self-moving gel driven by chemical energy. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. p. 199-204. 7090330 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2014.7090330
Okada, Ryoya ; Kogure, Takanobu ; Nagasawa, Sumito ; Maeda, Shingo. / Design of self-moving gel driven by chemical energy. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. pp. 199-204
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