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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Insects did it first: a micropatterned adhesive tape for robotic applications

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IOP
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • biomimetics
  • bioinspired surfaces
  • microstructures
  • surface patterning
  • molding technique
  • dry adhesion
  • patterned adhesives
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Insectes_v2b_00063
Auteur(s)
  • Stanislav N Gorb 1
  • Mitali Sinha 1
  • Andrei Peressadko 1
  • Kathryn A Daltorio 2
  • Roger D Quinn 2
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Evolutionary Biomaterials Group, Department of Thin Films and Biosystems, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Heisenbergstr. 3, D-70569, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2) Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7222, USA
Résumé

Based on the structural and experimental studies of more than 300 insect species from different lineages, we have developed and characterized a bioinspired polymer material with the ability of multiple glue-free bonding and debonding. The material surface is covered with a pattern of microstructures, which resembles the geometry of tenent hairs previously described from the feet of flies, beetles, earwigs and other insects. The tape with such a microstructure pattern demonstrates at least two times higher pull-off force per unit apparent contact area compared to the flat polymer. Additionally, the tape is less sensitive to contamination by dust particles than a commercially available pressure-sensitive adhesive tape. Even if the insect tape is contaminated, it can be washed with a soap solution in water, in order to completely recover its adhesive properties. We have successfully applied the tape to the 120 g wall-climbing robot Mini-Whegs. Furthermore, the tape can be used for multiple adhering of objects to glass surfaces or as a protective tape for sensitive glass surfaces of optical quality. Another area of potential applications is gripping and manipulation of objects with smooth surfaces.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - physiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Engineering ; 3 - Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Molecular Medicine
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biochemistry
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biophysics
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Biotechnology
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - robotics
  • 1 - science ; 2 - materials science, biomaterials
  • 1 - science ; 2 - engineering, multidisciplinary
Identifiant ISTEX
745ED1A3F538B33744A45E6101CBD14E273E6E5A
Revue

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

Année de publication
2007
Présence de XML structuré
Oui
Version PDF
1.4
Score qualité du texte
9.208
Sous-corpus
  • Insectes
Type de publication
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