A bio-inspired approach towards the development of soft amoeboid microrobots

Matteo Piovanelli*, Toshinori Fujie, Barbara Mazzolai, Lucia Beccai

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研究成果: Conference contribution

6 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Innovative soft robots can be developed at the microscale by taking inspiration from the biophysical descriptions of amoeboids. In this study, we fabricated active hydrogels as possible structural and functional materials in order to achieve locomotion at the microscale. The prepared hydrogels cointain a moiety that exhibits color changes through the reversible redox of ruthenium complexes, driven by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. Such chemical oscillation in the hydrogel interact with the polymer matrix to cause mechanical ones, that can be exploited as means of actuation and possibly to obtain locomotion. Furthermore, in this study the self-oscillating hydrogels are compared with biological materials to validate their choice in the development of a self-propelled stimuli-responsive microrobot inspired by amoeboids.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
ページ612-616
ページ数5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012
外部発表はい
イベント2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012 - Rome
継続期間: 2012 6 242012 6 27

Other

Other2012 4th IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2012
CityRome
Period12/6/2412/6/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • 生体医工学
  • 機械工学

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