Self-oscillating gel actuator for chemical robotics

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce self-oscillating gel actuators for chemical robotics. The polymer gels prepared here have cyclic reaction networks like in a metabolic process itself. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gel swells-shrinks autonomously. The periodic self-oscillating motion of the gel is produced by the dissipating chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky reaction. We have succeeded in making the synthetic polymer gel walk autonomously like a living organism. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1342
Number of pages14
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Belouzov&ndash
  • Chemical robotics
  • Polymer gels
  • Self-oscillation
  • Zhabotinsky reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Self-oscillating gel actuator for chemical robotics. / Maeda, Shingo; Hara, Yusuke; Yoshida, Ryo; Hashimoto, Shuji.

In: Advanced Robotics, Vol. 22, No. 12, 01.10.2008, p. 1329-1342.

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Maeda, S, Hara, Y, Yoshida, R & Hashimoto, S 2008, 'Self-oscillating gel actuator for chemical robotics', Advanced Robotics, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 1329-1342. https://doi.org/10.1163/156855308X344855
Maeda, Shingo ; Hara, Yusuke ; Yoshida, Ryo ; Hashimoto, Shuji. / Self-oscillating gel actuator for chemical robotics. In: Advanced Robotics. 2008 ; Vol. 22, No. 12. pp. 1329-1342.
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