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JACIII Vol.27 No.3 pp. 340-345
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2023.p0340
(2023)

Research Paper:

Motion Analysis and Experiment of Multiple Magnetic Small-Scale Soft Robots

Pan Zhang*,**,***,† ORCID Icon, Wenjie Qin*,**,***, Haoyun Ma*,**,***, Jundong Wu*,**,***, and Yangwu Wang*,**,*** ORCID Icon

*School of Automation, China University of Geosciences
Wuhan , China

**Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Control and Intelligent Automation for Complex Systems
Wuhan , China

***Engineering Research Center of Intelligent Technology for Geo-Exploration, Ministry of Education
Wuhan , China

Corresponding author

Received:
November 24, 2022
Accepted:
January 2, 2023
Published:
May 20, 2023
Keywords:
multiple magnetic soft robots, different magnetic strength, design and fabrication method, magnetic response property, multiple motion modes
Abstract

Since magnetic field is penetrating and harmless to human body, magnetic soft robots driven by magnetic field have great potential in medical fields. Thus, magnetic soft robots have attracted wide attention. However, the current researches mainly focus on the design of a single magnetic soft robot. Multiple magnetic soft robots also deserve to be studied due to their applications in collaborative operation. This paper presents a new design and fabrication method of multiple magnetic small-scale soft robots with different magnetic strength, size, and length-width ratio. The robots can be controlled to move in different motion modes and motion states under identical magnetic field. By analyzing their magnetic response property, which is the switching conditions between the two motion modes, and analyzing their states of the walking motion, two robots are selected from a batch of fabricated robots to carry out experiment. The results show that the two robots can move in different motion modes in the identical magnetic field.

Cite this article as:
P. Zhang, W. Qin, H. Ma, J. Wu, and Y. Wang, “Motion Analysis and Experiment of Multiple Magnetic Small-Scale Soft Robots,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.27 No.3, pp. 340-345, 2023.
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