Peristaltic gel pump driven by chemical energy

Shingo Maeda, Yusuke Hara, Takashi Mikanohara, Shuji Hashimoto

    研究成果: Conference contribution

    1 被引用数 (Scopus)

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    Stimuli-responsive polymer gels have been applied to soft actuators. Especially, electroactive polymers are said to be promising materials as advanced soft actuators. Its mechanical motion is controlled by the external stimuli such as a change in solvent composition, pH, temperature and electric field etc. On the other hand, living organisms exhibit an autonomous motion driven by the chemical energy. In this study, we report a novel gel pump that can move spontaneously without external driving stimuli. The gel pump converts the chemical energy of the oscillatory reaction into the mechanical energy inside the gel. Although the gel is completely composed of synthetic polymer, it shows autonomous motion as if it is alive.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトル2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011
    ページ1415-1420
    ページ数6
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2011
    イベント2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2011 - Phuket
    継続期間: 2011 12 72011 12 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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