Autonomously moving pine cone robot: Using pine cones as natural hygromorphic actuators and as components of the mechanism.

Juntaro Tamaru, Toshiya Yui, Tomoko Hashida

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Abstract

We have developed autonomously moving pine cone robots for outdoor natural environments. These robots are made of multiple joined pine cone scales. When they are put in outdoor places where a supply of moisture (e.g., rain) and drying repeatedly occur, they can move up and down on the spot or move their position forward. We achieved these autonomously moving natural robots using pine cones of both natural hygromorphic actuators and components of the mechanism. This paper describes our research motivation, design, and implementation of three types of hygromorphic actuators and applications for autonomously moving robots in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages623-624
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event2018 Conference on Artificial Life: Beyond AI, ALIFE 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jul 232018 Jul 27

Conference

Conference2018 Conference on Artificial Life: Beyond AI, ALIFE 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period18/7/2318/7/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Tamaru, J., Yui, T., & Hashida, T. (2020). Autonomously moving pine cone robot: Using pine cones as natural hygromorphic actuators and as components of the mechanism.. 623-624. Paper presented at 2018 Conference on Artificial Life: Beyond AI, ALIFE 2018, Tokyo, Japan.