A chemo-mechanical rotational actuator driven by BZ reaction

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces and describes a novel chemical robotic actuator which is driven by the Belousov-Zhanbotinsky (BZ) reaction. It is known that the BZ reaction generates the redox oscillation, and when it occurs inside a thermo-sensitive polymer gel, a spontaneous mechanical oscillation is generated (Self-oscillating gel). Our research aim is to construct a chemo-mechanical actuator using the self-oscillating gel as a part of a robot controlled by chemical reaction networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
    Pages1160-1165
    Number of pages6
    Volume2006
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 - Pisa
    Duration: 2006 Feb 202006 Feb 22

    Other

    Other1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006
    CityPisa
    Period06/2/2006/2/22

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    Keywords

    • Biomimetics
    • BZ reaction
    • Chemical robot
    • Chemo-mechanical
    • Self-Oscillating gel

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Maeda, S., Hara, Y., Yoshida, R., & Hashimoto, S. (2006). A chemo-mechanical rotational actuator driven by BZ reaction. In Proceedings of the First IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2006, BioRob 2006 (Vol. 2006, pp. 1160-1165). [1639249] https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639249