Translated title of the contribution: Magnetic Worm-type Soft Robot Fabricated by 4D Printer

前田 一樹, 小豆澤 成治, 篠田 隼人, 徳丸 和樹, 津守 不二夫

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<p>In this study, we proposed a new manufacturing method for worm-type soft robots with 4D-printing and demonstrated an actuation of the structure. Muscular contractions of a worm cause friction between the body and a contact surface, therefore, a worm moves forward. We designed a small worm-shape robot that proceeds in the same principle. We employed magnetic elastomer as a material and fabricated a soft robot that drove under a magnetic field. We utilized a 4D-printing system, which can not only produce a three-dimensional object but also set magnetic anisotropy at each portion of the structure. We can develop understanding about behaviors of flexible organisms through fabricating applications of biomimic structures.</p>
Translated title of the contributionMagnetic Worm-type Soft Robot Fabricated by 4D Printer
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)31am3PN97
Issue number0
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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