Printed Paper Robot Driven by Electrostatic Actuator

  title={Printed Paper Robot Driven by Electrostatic Actuator},
  author={Hiroki Shigemune and Shingo Maeda and Vito Cacucciolo and Yoshitaka Iwata and Eiji Iwase and Shuji Hashimoto and Shigeki Sugano},
  journal={IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
Effective design and fabrication of 3-D electronic circuits are among the most pressing issues for future engineering. Although a variety of flexible devices have been developed, most of them are still designed two-dimensionally. In this letter, we introduce a novel idea to fabricate a 3-D wiring board. We produced the 3-D wiring board from one desktop inkjet printer by printing conductive pattern and a 2-D pattern to induce self-folding. We printed silver ink onto a paper to realize the… 
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