Tubular gel motility driven by chemical reaction networks

Takashi Mikanohara, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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Abstract

A novel gel actuator exhibits a peristaltic motion is designed. We proposed a new approach of coupling an acid autocatalytic reaction and a pH-responsive gel in order to cause contraction waves. The poly(AAm-co-AAc) microphase-separated tubular gel was synthesized, which can be inflowed reaction solution to its hollow. We focused on its kinetics and evaluated the characteristics of the microphase-separated gels. And we also demonstrated that the propagation of the contraction region occurs in the tubular gel. Our final goal is to develop a biomimetic chemical robot which realizes a peristaltic locomotion by forming contraction waves like a snail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
Pages2008-2013
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2011 Dec 72011 Dec 11

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period11/12/711/12/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Mikanohara, T., Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2011). Tubular gel motility driven by chemical reaction networks. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 (pp. 2008-2013). [6181586] (2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181586