Soft Robotusing Magnetic Assembly of Microparticles into Elastomer Film
We report a worm-like soft robot controlled by magnetic anisotropy which is introduced by aligned Fe3O4
magnetic microparticles (MMPs) in its elastomer body. When magnetic field is applied,MMPs tend to assemble themselves
into the chain and develop a directionally responsive material. Moreover, we increased the magnetic property of magnetic
particle embedded elastomer film by increasing the concentration of MMPs and find the best case to perform the worm-like
motion of the actuator. The chained structure was fixed by curing material, integrated with a less-friction paper to make
worm-like soft robot controlled by time-varying magnetic field.
Index Terms - Magnetic microparticles, magnetic actuators, elastomers, soft robot