Minami Takato

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In this paper, we will propose the neural networks integrated circuit (NNIC) which is the driving waveform generator of the 4.0, 2.7, 2.5 mm, width, length, height in size biomimetics microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microrobot. The microrobot was made from silicon wafer fabricated by micro fabrication technology. The mechanical system of the robot was(More)
This paper discussed insect-type MEMS microrobot system which could locomote without using computer programs. Locomotion of the MEMS microrobot was generated using the analog circuit of artificial neural networks. We constructed the artificial neural networks as a bare chip integrated circuit (IC) which could mount on top of the MEMS microrobot. As a(More)
This paper presented a driving circuit which can output a driving waveform of the piezoelectric element impact-type actuator. The piezoelectric element impact-type actuator generates the rotational movement which is necessary to move the legs of the micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) microrobot. The MEMS microrobot is made from silicon wafers(More)
Although several types of locomotive microrobots have been developed, most of them have difficulty locomoting on uneven surfaces. Thus, we have been focused on microrobots that can locomote using step patterns. We are studying insect-type microrobot systems. The locomotion of the microrobot is generated by rotational movements of the shape memory alloy-type(More)
This paper studied about gait pattern changing of the constructed quadruped robot system using pulse-type hardware neural networks (P-HNN). We constructed the 20 cm in size prototype quadruped robot system. Quadruped robot system consisted of mechanical components and electrical components. The mechanical components consisted of four legs, body frames and(More)
This paper discussed about development of quadruped robot which could perform the quadruped animal-like locomotion. Locomotion rhythm of the quadruped robot was generated using the pulse-type hardware neural networks (P-HNN). Quadruped robot had mechanical components and electrical components. The mechanical components of the quadruped robot consist of the(More)
This paper proposes an impact-type microelectro mechanical systems (MEMS) rotary actuator and application for a millimeter-scale MEMS microrobot. The rotational motion of the actuator was generated by vibration of a multilayer piezoelectric element. The size of the fabricated actuator was 1.0 mm × 4.4 mm × 3.2 mm. The fabricated actuator was controlled by(More)
This paper describes insect type micro robots controlled by a CMOS IC of hardware neural networks. The micro robot is fabricated by the micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) technology using a silicon wafer, and the actuator is composed of artificial muscle wires on the basis of shape memory alloy. Insect-like walking is achieved by link mechanisms that(More)
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