Miniaturized self-reconfigurable system using shape memory alloy

Eiichi Yoshida, Shigeru Kokaji, Satoshi Murata, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Kohji Tomita

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Abstract

This paper presents a miniaturized self-reconfigurable modular robotic system using shape memory alloy (SMA). The system is designed so that various shapes can be actively formed by a group of identical mechanical units. The unit realizes rotational motion by using an actuator mechanism composed of two SMA torsion coil springs which generate sufficient motion range and torque for reconfiguration. The fundamental functions of the system are tested by experiments. Applicability of the developed unit model to a 3-D self-reconfigurable system is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1579-1585
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients' - Kyongju, South Korea
Duration: 1999 Oct 171999 Oct 21

Other

Other1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'99): Human and Environment Friendly Robots whith High Intelligence and Emotional Quotients'
CityKyongju, South Korea
Period99/10/1799/10/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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