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Development of electric environment to control mollusk-shaped gel robots made of electroactive polymer PAMPS gel
Author(s): Mihoko Otake; Masayuki Inaba; Hirochika Inoue
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of electric fields to actuate mollusk-shaped robots made entirely of PAMPS gel, which is a kind of electro-active polymer (EAP). The purpose of this study is to develop a system to control the shape of both simulated and real gel robots using electric fields. We present a modeling framework and experimental results using a prototype mollusk-shaped EAP robot that locomotes by changing the shape of its whole body.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3987, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (7 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387791
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Mihoko Otake, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masayuki Inaba, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hirochika Inoue, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3987:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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