Nylon-Muscle-Actuated Robotic Finger

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Title: Nylon-Muscle-Actuated Robotic Finger
Author(s):
Wu, Lianjun (UT Dallas);
de Andrade, Monica Jung (UT Dallas);
Rome, Richard S. (UT Dallas);
Haines, Carter (UT Dallas);
Lima, Marcio D. (UT Dallas);
Baughman, Ray H. (UT Dallas);
Tadesse, Yonas (UT Dallas)
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Abstract: This paper describes the design and experimental analysis of novel artificial muscles, made of twisted and coiled nylon fibers, for powering a biomimetic robotic hand. The design is based on circulating hot and cold water to actuate the artificial muscles and obtain fast finger movements. The actuation system consists of a spring and a coiled muscle within a compliant silicone tube. The silicone tube provides a watertight, expansible compartment within which the coiled muscle contracts when heated and expands when cooled. The fabrication and characterization of the actuating system are discussed in detail. The performance of the coiled muscle fiber in embedded conditions and the related characteristics of the actuated robotic finger are described.
Publisher: SPIE--International Society of Optical Engineering
ISSN: 0277-786X
Source: Proceedings of SPIE
Persistent Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2084902
http://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/5189
Bibliographic Citation: Wu, Lianjun, Monica Jung de Andrade, Richard S. Rome, Carter Haines, et al. 2015. "Nylon-Muscle-Actuated Robotic Finger." Proceedings of SPIE: Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 9431, doi: 10.1117/12.2084902
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