Active gel locomotion

Shingo Maeda, Terukazu Kato, Kouki Takahashi, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    Many types of functional gels have been developed and applied to soft actuators or artificial muscles. In particular, electroactive polymer gels that change shape when controlled electrically seem to be promising. But the mechanical motion is driven by electric stimuli. In the present study, we describe the autonomous hydrogel locomotion powered by the chemical energy. The polymer gels can generate periodical expansion and contraction coupled with the oscillatory Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. This active gel system reported in this proceeding is excellent tools for the successful design and use of the electric-free devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISBN (Print)9781479915293
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013 - Nagoya
    Duration: 2013 Nov 102013 Nov 13

    Other

    Other2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013
    CityNagoya
    Period13/11/1013/11/13

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Maeda, S., Kato, T., Takahashi, K., & Hashimoto, S. (2013). Active gel locomotion. In 2013 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2013 [6710468] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2013.6710468