Kirigami robot: Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer

Hiroki Shigemune, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Uori Koike, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    Much attention has recently been given to a printing method because they are easily designable, have a low cost, and can be mass produced. Numerous electronic devices are fabricated using printing methods because of these advantages. In paper mechatronics, attempts have been made to fabricate robots by printing on paper substrates. The robots are given structures through self-folding and functions using printed actuators. We developed a new system and device to fabricate more sophisticated printed robots. First, we successfully fabricated complex self-folding structures by applying an automatic cutting. Second, a rapidly created and low-voltage electrothermal actuator was developed using an inkjet printed circuit. Finally, a printed robot was fabricated by combining two techniques and two types of paper; a structure design paper and a circuit design paper. Gripper and conveyor robots were fabricated, and their functions were verified. These works demonstrate the possibility of paper mechatronics for rapid and low-cost prototyping as well as of printed robots.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1091-1096
    Number of pages6
    Volume2015-December
    ISBN (Print)9781479999941
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 11
    EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015 - Hamburg, Germany
    Duration: 2015 Sep 282015 Oct 2

    Other

    OtherIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015
    CountryGermany
    CityHamburg
    Period15/9/2815/10/2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Shigemune, H., Maeda, S., Hara, Y., Koike, U., & Hashimoto, S. (2015). Kirigami robot: Making paper robot using desktop cutting plotter and inkjet printer. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 2015-December, pp. 1091-1096). [7353506] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7353506