JRM Vol.34 No.2 pp. 249-252
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0249


Self-Actuating and Nonelectronic Machines

Shingo Maeda*, Hiroki Shigemune**, and Hideyuki Sawada***

*Smart Materials Lab., Shibaura Institute of Technology
3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan

**Active Functional Devices Lab., Shibaura Institute of Technology
3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan

***Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan

September 10, 2021
October 18, 2021
April 20, 2022
BZ gels, active droplet, self-folding, paper mechatronics
Self-Actuating and Nonelectronic Machines

Active droplet using rigid frame

We here introduce three types of self-actuating and nonelectronic machines using chemical reactions and physicochemical transformations. Our strategy is to develop completely artificial and autonomous machines that do not rely on electronic components. We herein demonstrate Belousov-Zhabotinsky gel machines, active droplet machines, and paper machines.

Cite this article as:
Shingo Maeda, Hiroki Shigemune, and Hideyuki Sawada, “Self-Actuating and Nonelectronic Machines,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34, No.2, pp. 249-252, 2022.
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