Kirigami robot: Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer

Hiroki Shigemune, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Uori Koike, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

Much attention has recently been given to a printing method because they are easily designable, have a low cost, and can be mass produced. Numerous electronic devices are fabricated using printing methods because of these advantages. In paper mechatronics, attempts have been made to fabricate robots by printing on paper substrates. The robots are given structures through self-folding and functions using printed actuators. We developed a new system and device to fabricate more sophisticated printed robots. First, we successfully fabricated complex self-folding structures by applying an automatic cutting. Second, a rapidly created and low-voltage electrothermal actuator was developed using an inkjet printed circuit. Finally, a printed robot was fabricated by combining two techniques and two types of paper; a structure design paper and a circuit design paper. Gripper and conveyor robots were fabricated, and their functions were verified. These works demonstrate the possibility of paper mechatronics for rapid and low-cost prototyping as well as of printed robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1091-1096
Number of pages6
Volume2015-December
ISBN (Print)9781479999941
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 11
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2015 Sep 282015 Oct 2

Other

OtherIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period15/9/2815/10/2

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Robots
Printing
Mechatronics
Actuators
Printed circuits
Grippers
Costs
Networks (circuits)
Electric potential
Substrates

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., Koike, U., & Hashimoto, S. (2015). Kirigami robot: Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 2015-December, pp. 1091-1096). [7353506] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353506

Kirigami robot : Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer. / Shigemune, Hiroki; Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Koike, Uori; Hashimoto, Shuji.

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2015-December Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 1091-1096 7353506.

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

Shigemune, H, Maeda, S, Hara, Y, Koike, U & Hashimoto, S 2015, Kirigami robot: Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer. in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. vol. 2015-December, 7353506, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1091-1096, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015, Hamburg, Germany, 15/9/28. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353506
Shigemune H, Maeda S, Hara Y, Koike U, Hashimoto S. Kirigami robot: Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2015-December. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 1091-1096. 7353506 https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353506
Shigemune, Hiroki ; Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Koike, Uori ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Kirigami robot : Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2015-December Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 1091-1096
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