Tubular gel motility driven by chemical reaction networks

Takashi Mikanohara, Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Shuji Hashimoto

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    Abstract

    A novel gel actuator exhibits a peristaltic motion is designed. We proposed a new approach of coupling an acid autocatalytic reaction and a pH-responsive gel in order to cause contraction waves. The poly(AAm-co-AAc) microphase-separated tubular gel was synthesized, which can be inflowed reaction solution to its hollow. We focused on its kinetics and evaluated the characteristics of the microphase-separated gels. And we also demonstrated that the propagation of the contraction region occurs in the tubular gel. Our final goal is to develop a biomimetic chemical robot which realizes a peristaltic locomotion by forming contraction waves like a snail.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
    Pages2008-2013
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 - Phuket
    Duration: 2011 Dec 72011 Dec 11

    Other

    Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
    CityPhuket
    Period11/12/711/12/11

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Mikanohara, T., Maeda, S., Hara, Y., & Hashimoto, S. (2011). Tubular gel motility driven by chemical reaction networks. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 (pp. 2008-2013). [6181586] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181586