Chemical robot - Design of peristaltic polymer gel actuator

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Ryo Yoshida, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    In this proceeding, we introduce peristaltic gel actuators as a chemical robot. The polymer gels prepared here have a cyclic reaction network like metabolic process in itself. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gel swells-shrinks autonomously. The periodic self-oscillating motion of the gel is produced by the dissipating chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. We have succeeded in convey the object automatically by utilizing the synthetic polymer gel. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
    Pages4325-4330
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 11
    Event2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 - St. Louis, MO
    Duration: 2009 Oct 112009 Oct 15

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    Other2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009
    CitySt. Louis, MO
    Period09/10/1109/10/15

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Maeda, S., Hara, Y., Yoshida, R., & Hashimoto, S. (2009). Chemical robot - Design of peristaltic polymer gel actuator. In 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2009 (pp. 4325-4330). [5354633] https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2009.5354633