Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Takashi Mikanohara, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

Stimuli-responsive polymer gels have been applied to soft actuators. Especially, electroactive polymers are said to be promising materials as advanced soft actuators. Its mechanical motion is controlled by the external stimuli such as a change in solvent composition, pH, temperature and electric field etc. On the other hand, living organisms exhibit an autonomous motion driven by the chemical energy. In this study, we report a novel gel pump that can move spontaneously without external driving stimuli. The gel pump converts the chemical energy of the oscillatory reaction into the mechanical energy inside the gel. Although the gel is completely composed of synthetic polymer, it shows autonomous motion as if it is alive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
Pages1415-1420
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 - Phuket
Duration: 2011 Dec 72011 Dec 11

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Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
CityPhuket
Period11/12/711/12/11

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Gels
Pumps
Polymers
Actuators
Temperature distribution
Electric fields
Chemical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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Maeda, S., Hara, Y., Mikanohara, T., & Hashimoto, S. (2011). Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 (pp. 1415-1420). [6181488] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181488

Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy. / Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Mikanohara, Takashi; Hashimoto, Shuji.

2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011. 2011. p. 1415-1420 6181488.

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

Maeda, S, Hara, Y, Mikanohara, T & Hashimoto, S 2011, Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy. in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011., 6181488, pp. 1415-1420, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011, Phuket, 11/12/7. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181488
Maeda S, Hara Y, Mikanohara T, Hashimoto S. Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011. 2011. p. 1415-1420. 6181488 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181488
Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Mikanohara, Takashi ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011. 2011. pp. 1415-1420
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