Capsule gel robot driven by self-propelled oil droplet

Aya Suzuki, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we report a capsule gel robot that has a novel motion ability. The robot is produced by wrapping a chemical reaction system in a gel membrane and demonstrates a rotary motion by moving the center of gravity. We employed an oil-water system wrapped in a capsule where an oil droplet moves autonomously in water phase. We introduced an alginate gelation technique to make spherical hollow gels, in order to fabricate a membrane of capsule gel robot. The produced capsule gel robot showed a rotary motion in water.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    Pages2180-2185
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve
    Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 12

    Other

    Other25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems, IROS 2012
    CityVilamoura, Algarve
    Period12/10/712/10/12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Software
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Computer Science Applications

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    Suzuki, A., Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2012). Capsule gel robot driven by self-propelled oil droplet. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 2180-2185). [6385738] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2012.6385738