Demo: Origami robots with flexible printed circuit sheets

Dongchi Lee, Kazuya Saito, Takuya Umedachi, Tung D. Ta, Yoshihiro Kawahara

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Aiming at the development of functional sheets, this research proposes a new fabrication method of origami robots to create an electronic circuit which can transform into a three-dimensional (3D) shape and move by itself by combining origami geometry and a flexible printed circuit board. Inspired by the caterpillar movement, we develop a crawling robot to demonstrate this approach. The body of the robot is made of a P-Flex™ sheet and actuated by shape memory alloy (SMA). The robot uses the contraction force generated from the SMA and the elasticity of sheet itself in order to produce periodic changes in shape. Since these fold lines maintain elasticity, this robot can also be returned to a flat state for storage. Materials we use are commercially available and cheap enough to achieve mass-production. Besides, this design method provides an easy way to fabricate a variety of new functional origami robots and mechanisms by designing more complex origami patterns and built-in circuits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages392-395
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 8 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Oct 8 2018Oct 12 2018

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Other

Other2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/8/1810/12/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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