Designing a passive folding string device with an electromagnet

Atsushi Masumori, Masayoshi Mitsui, Hiroya Tanaka

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Abstract

We propose a passively foldable string device. This string device is composed of multiple modules which have an electromagnet on each face. The string is folded according to the pattern of the magnetic poles of the electromagnets, like proteins that fold according to the order of amino acids. It is unfolded if all the magnets have the same polarity. This string can be folded even if the string is long and heavy using an external force, for example a vibration or convection. This kind of device can be used not only as an experimental tool for studying a selffolding process but also as a three-dimensional physical display. In this paper, we propose a design of the folding string device and show some results of experiment for verification of this idea.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Life 14 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014
EditorsHiroki Sayama, John Rieffel, Sebastian Risi, Rene Doursat, Hod Lipson
PublisherMIT Press Journals
Pages987-988
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780262326216
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014 - Manhattan, United States
Duration: 2014 Jul 302014 Aug 2

Publication series

NameArtificial Life 14 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, ALIFE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityManhattan
Period14/7/3014/8/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling and Simulation

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