Design of chemo-mechanical actuator using self-oscillating gel

Shingo Maeda, Shuji Hashimoto, Ryo Yoshida

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    Abstract

    The goal of our research is to develop a chemical robot, which unlike the conventional robots with electrical power source, is powered by a chemical reaction similar to living organism. The first step in our research is to design a chemo-mechanical actuator using a self-oscillating polymer gel, which undergoes periodical swelling-deswelling process. The swelling-deswelling process generates periodical oscillation as the basic movement of the actuator. We consider our research as a basic study for constructing a new biologically-inspired robots which does not only mimic the structures and functions of living organism but also internal mechanism for force generation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004
    Pages474-479
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004 - Shenyang
    Duration: 2004 Aug 222004 Aug 26

    Other

    OtherProceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004
    CityShenyang
    Period04/8/2204/8/26

    Keywords

    • Biomimetics
    • BZ reaction
    • Chemical robot
    • Self-oscillating gel

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Maeda, S., Hashimoto, S., & Yoshida, R. (2004). Design of chemo-mechanical actuator using self-oscillating gel. In Proceedings - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2004 (pp. 474-479)