TITLE

AN ANALYSIS FOR A MINI ROBOT GRIPPER USING SMA SPRINGS

AUTHOR(S)
Daroogheha, S.; Radhakrishnan, T.
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
International Journal of Robotics & Automation;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p244
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the development of a compact and lightweight gripper suitable for a mini mobile robot, using two different actuation methods. The researchers used the first design to determine the application of shape memory alloy (SMA) springs as a newer method for the gripper actuation. Meanwhile, the second design was developed using the more conventional, servomotor-based actuation. They ascertained that SMA spring actuated grippers are efficient for certain applications.
ACCESSION #
27402467

 

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