Chemical robots-design of active soft materials

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    Here, we introduce autonomous gel actuators driven by the chemical energy. The polymer gels prepared here have cyclic chemical reaction networks. With a cyclic reaction, the polymer gels generate periodical motion. The periodic motion of the gel is produced by the chemical energy of the oscillatory Belouzov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) reaction. We have succeeded in making the synthetic polymer gel move autonomously like a living organism. This experimental fact represents the great possibility of the chemical robot.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
    Pages427-430
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 - Yokohama
    Duration: 2011 May 192011 May 21

    Other

    Other4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
    CityYokohama
    Period11/5/1911/5/21

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    Keywords

    • active material
    • Gel actuator
    • Soft robot

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2011). Chemical robots-design of active soft materials. In 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 (pp. 427-430). [5937404] https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937404