Course title
B04501004
Soft Materials Engineering

maeda shingo Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
Course description
This course is an introduction to Science and Engineering on Soft Materials. Topics include soft mechanics, physical chemistry of soft materials and soft robots.
Purpose of class
Soft materials include liquid, polymer gel, rubber and bio-polymers. They are stretchable and flexible in character. Various kinds of gels have been developed and applied to soft sensors and actuators. Recently soft rotoics are rapidly growing, and becomes interdisciplinary area. Students will study soft machines and robots based on soft materials. The goal of this course is to let students understand the states-of-art soft machines and discuss together.
Goals and objectives
  1. To be able to investigate articles from the academic database
  2. To be able to explain research background logically.
  3. To be able to explain the scientific data logically.
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction of this course.
Grouping and survey of academic papers
Student should reviewacademic papers in advance. 190minutes
2. Lecture:Smart and functional gels
Grouping and discussion 1
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
3. Lecture:Active gels
Grouping and discussion 2
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
4. Lecture:Active gels
Grouping and discussion 3
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
5. Lecture:Dielectric elastomer actuators
Presentation and discussion 3
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
6. Lecture:Dielectric elastomer sensors
Presentation and discussion 5
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
7. Lecture:Soft Electro-adhesion
Presentation and discussion 6
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
8. Lecture:Soft ElectroHydroDymainc pumps
Presentation and discussion 7
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
9. Lecture:ElectroHydroDymainc pumps
Presentation and discussion 8
Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
10. Presentation and discussion 9 Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
11. Presentation and discussion 10 Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
12. Presentation and discussion 11 Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
13. Presentation and discussion 12 Students have to investigate and read articles in advances. Students have to make their presentation. 190minutes
14. Special lecture Students have to investigate and read articles by the special lecturer in advances. 190minutes
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Task and Presentation Total.
1. 40% 40%
2. 30% 30%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The following points will be evaluated by the presentation or task by students.
1. The ability to search academic fields:40%
2. The ability to explain research background logically. 30%
3. The ability to explain scientific data logically. 30%
The evaluation criteria (60%): Students can accurately search academic papers.
The evaluation criteria (70%): Students can accurately understand academic papers.
The evaluation criteria (80%): Students can accurately understand academic papers and present the summary of them.
The evaluation criteria (90%): Students can accurately understand academic papers and present the summary of them. And students can discuss about them with participants.
Textbooks and reference materials
Database.
http://lib.shibaura-it.ac.jp/research/guide/guide02
http://lib.shibaura-it.ac.jp/english/research

Papers:
1. A. Wiranata, Y. Ishii, H. Hosoya and S. Maeda, “Simple and Reliable Fabrication Method for PDMS Dielectric Elastomer Actuators using Carbon Nanotube Powder Electrodes”, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2001181, 2021.
2. Y. Seki, Y. Kuwajima, H. Shigemune, Y. Yamada, S. Maeda, “Optimization of the Electrode Arrangement and Reliable Fabrication of Flexible EHD Pumps”, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 32, pp.939-946, 2020.
3. H. Shigemune, S. Maeda, Eiji Iwase, S. Hashimoto, S. Sugano, H. Sawada, “Programming Stepwise Motility into a Sheet of Paper using Inkjet Printing”, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2000153, 2021.
4. Z. Mao, G. Shimamoto, S. Maeda, “Conical frustum gel driven by Marangoni effects for no-stator motor”, Colloids and Surfaces A, 608, 125561, 2021.
5. K. Yoshimura, Y. Otsuka, Z. Mao, V. Cacucciolo, T. Okutaki, H. Yamagishi, T. Sato, S. Hashimura, N. Hosoya, Y. Yamanishi, S. Maeda, “Autonomous oil flow generated by self-oscillating polymer gels”, Scientific Reports, 10, 12834, 2020.
6. Z. Mao, M. Kuroki, Y. Otsuka, S. Maeda, “Contraction waves in self-oscillating polymer gels”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 39, 100830, 2020.
7. V. Cacucciolo, J. Shintake, Y. Kuwajima, S. Maeda, D. Floreano, H. Shea, “Stretchable pumps for soft machines”, Nature 572, pp.516-519, 2019.
8. A. Minaminosono, H. Shigemune, Y. Okuno, T. Katsumayta, N. Hosoya, S. Maeda, “A Deformable Motor Driven by Dielectric Elastomer Actuators and Flexible Mechanisms”, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 6(1), pp.1-12, 2019.
9. Y. Okuno, H. Shigemune, Y. Kuwajima S. Maeda, “Stretchable suction Cup with electroadhesion”, Advanced Materials Technologies, 1800304, 2018.
10.V. Cacucciolo, H. Shigemune, C. Matteo, C. Laschi, S. Maeda, “Conduction ElectroHydroDynamics with Mobile Electrodes: a novel Actuation System for Untethered Robots”, Advanced Science, 4, 1600495, 2017.
Prerequisites
Students should review thermodynamics and mechanics. It is important for students to learn thermodynamics and mechanics in advance.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Thu 13: 30-14: 30, please make an appointment by email in advance before visiting.
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Non-social and professional independence development course
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A N/A
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 4.QUALITY EDUCATION
  • 9.INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • 12.RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
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