Dynamics model of Paramecium galvanotaxis for microrobotic application

Naoko Ogawa, Hiromasa Oku, Koichi Hashimoto, Masatoshi Ishikawa

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Abstract

We propose a dynamics model of galvanotaxis (locomotor response to electrical stimulus) of the protozoan Paramecium. Our purpose is to utilize microorganisms as microrobots by using galvanotaxis. For precise and advanced actuation, it is necessary to describe the dynamics of galvanotaxis in a mathematical and quantitative manner in the framework of robotics. However, until now the explanation of Paramecium galvanotaxis in previous works has remained only qualitative. In this paper, we construct a novel model of galvanotaxis as a minimal step to utilizing Paramecium cells as micro-robots. Numerical experiments for our model demonstrate realistic behaviors, such as U-turn motions, like those of real cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Pages1246-1251
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2005 Apr 182005 Apr 22

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period05/4/1805/4/22

Keywords

  • Dynamics
  • Galvanotaxis
  • Microrobot
  • Model
  • Paramecium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Ogawa, N., Oku, H., Hashimoto, K., & Ishikawa, M. (2005). Dynamics model of Paramecium galvanotaxis for microrobotic application. In Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 1246-1251). [1570286] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2005). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2005.1570286