Magnetic rotational micro-wings applicable to microrobots

Norihisa Miki, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

As the method of mobility for microrobots flight is more advantageous than walking due to the scale effect. In this work the flight mechanism that gains thrust by rotating magnetic wings in an alternating magnetic field is proposed. Micro-sized models whose wings are around 1 mm long were fabricated using MEMS technology. The wings are made of electroplated nickel or cobalt-nickel alloy, and a thin glass rod is attached to the center as an axis of rotation. The glass rod is inserted into a small glass tube which works as an outer bearing. The 0.9mm long micro-wings which weighs about 0.165mg succeed in taking off at a rotating frequency of 570Hz. It is estimated that 1.2mm long micro-wings can lift up 0.6mg at a rotating frequency of 600Hz. A small helicopter which has the rotational wings, a glass tube, a soft magnetic body, and polyimide legs was fabricated. It succeeded in flying up to the 1 cm high guides with its attitude stable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherIEEE
Pages721-726
Number of pages6
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients' - Kyongju, South Korea
Duration: 1999 Oct 171999 Oct 21

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Other1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients'
CityKyongju, South Korea
Period99/10/1799/10/21

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Glass
Bearings (structural)
Cobalt alloys
Nickel alloys
Polyimides
Helicopters
MEMS
Nickel
Magnetic fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Miki, N., & Shimoyama, I. (1999). Magnetic rotational micro-wings applicable to microrobots. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 2, pp. 721-726). IEEE.

Magnetic rotational micro-wings applicable to microrobots. / Miki, Norihisa; Shimoyama, Isao.

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2 IEEE, 1999. p. 721-726.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Miki, N & Shimoyama, I 1999, Magnetic rotational micro-wings applicable to microrobots. in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. vol. 2, IEEE, pp. 721-726, 1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients', Kyongju, South Korea, 99/10/17.
Miki N, Shimoyama I. Magnetic rotational micro-wings applicable to microrobots. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2. IEEE. 1999. p. 721-726
Miki, Norihisa ; Shimoyama, Isao. / Magnetic rotational micro-wings applicable to microrobots. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2 IEEE, 1999. pp. 721-726
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