Surface tension driven swarm robots for emerging coordinating motions

Koki Yoshida, Tomoki Hayashi, Hiroaki Onoe

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Abstract

This paper describes surface tension driven swarm robots for emerging various coordinate motions. Swarm robots that can swim driven by Marangoni effect are self-assembled by surface tension at air-liquid interface and are loosely coupled, ensuring that the swarm robots have the robustness of total swarm system. Even if large external disturbance is applied, the swarm robots separate to protect the total system and continue swimming. Furthermore, the active robot can rescue a stopped robot by self-assembly, and combination task is also exhibited. We believe that our proposed surface tension driven swarm robots will be a powerful approach to the various biochemical application including highly robust swarm robots and models to mimic biological organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2019
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1220-1221
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781733419000
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2019 - Basel, Switzerland
Duration: 2019 Oct 272019 Oct 31

Publication series

Name23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2019

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2019
CountrySwitzerland
CityBasel
Period19/10/2719/10/31

Keywords

  • Coordinating motion
  • Rescue task
  • Self-assembly
  • Surface tension
  • Swarm robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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