Colloquium20201117-Light-induced shape-morphing and locomotion

Department of Physics, NCU

Light-induced shape-morphing and locomotion

Prof. Yu-Chieh Cheng (鄭鈺潔)
Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, Taipei Tech (台北科技大學光電工程系)

Date 2020.11.17 (Tue)
Place S4-625
Time 14:00-16:00

This talk will introduce 2D‐to‐3D structural transformations of a film actuator which can give rise to mechanical actuation upon light illumination, thus allowing the realization of kirigami‐based light‐fuelled robotics. A kirigami rolling robot is demonstrated, where a light beam controls the multigait motion. The results demonstrate a facile technique to realize complex and flexible 3D structures with light‐activated robotic functions.