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JRM Vol.22 No.6 pp. 777-783
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2010.p0777
(2010)

Paper:

Two-Dimensional Wireless Power Supply to Ubiquitous Robots Using Microwaves

Hiroyuki Shinoda*1, Yasutoshi Makino*2, Naoshi Yamahira*3,
and Hiroto Itai*4

*1The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

*2Keio University

*3JFE Steel Corporation

*4Cellcross Co. Ltd.

Received:
January 18, 2010
Accepted:
January 28, 2010
Published:
December 20, 2010
Keywords:
wireless power transmission, ubiquitous robot, ambient mechatronics, surface LAN, twodimensional communication
Abstract

This paper proposes a wireless power supply method to ubiquitous small robots using microwaves propagated in a two-dimensional waveguide (2DW). A robot working anywhere on a 2DW sheet receives the power from the sheet. The communication signal is also transmitted through the identical sheet. The structure of 2DW sheet is simple and realized with various materials at low cost. Since the microwave power is confined inside the 2DW sheet, it enables safe power transmission and communication without strong interference with the space outside the sheet.

Cite this article as:
H. Shinoda, Y. Makino, N. Yamahira, and <. Itai, “Two-Dimensional Wireless Power Supply to Ubiquitous Robots Using Microwaves,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.22, No.6, pp. 777-783, 2010.
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