Non natural tiny-wet machine: Molecular robot

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Abstract

The realization of a tiny-wet machine assembled from the molecular devices such as sensors, actuators, and even logic circuits is one of the major goals of the bioinspired micro-nano robotics. We constructed an ameba-like molecular robot capable of expressing continuous shape change in response to specific signal molecules [1]. The robot includes a main body, an actuator, and an actuator control device (molecular clutch). When the clutch was engaged, the robot showed continuous shape change. When the clutch was disconnected, the shape change behavior stopped. These results show that the components of the robot are consistently integrated into the functional system. We are expecting that this research can provide a platform for constructing increasingly complex and functional molecular systems with controllable motility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633144
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 28
Event28th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2017 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2017 Dec 32017 Dec 6

Publication series

NameMHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
Volume2018-January

Other

Other28th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2017
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period17/12/317/12/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Yusuke, S., Yuichi, H., Ibuki, K., Satoshi, M., & Shin-Ichiro, N. M. (2018). Non natural tiny-wet machine: Molecular robot. In MHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (pp. 1-3). (MHS 2017 - 28th 2017 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2017.8305293