A review of scaling and performance considerations for articulating technologies

Andrew C. Rau, Mary Frecker

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Abstract

Mechanisms with dexterous manipulation capabilities are needed for many applications at the meso scale (1-5 mm diameter with micro scale features). Scaling down larger designs has proven to be impossible in many cases, and the manipulation forces produced by most existing meso scale designs are notably insufficient for intended applications. A review of articulating mechanisms and manipulator technologies developed within the last decade is presented, and the potential for these technologies to be implemented at the meso scale is explored. The utility of these systems is analyzed in terms of two main performance metrics: maximum range of motion and force application. Determining the miniaturization potential and performance capabilities of these mechanisms has highlighted necessary improvements for current systems and provided insight on which system types are most likely to be effective on the meso scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009
Pages271-280
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009 - Oxnard, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 21 2009Sep 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009
Volume2

Other

Other2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2009
CountryUnited States
CityOxnard, CA
Period9/21/099/23/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Rau, A. C., & Frecker, M. (2009). A review of scaling and performance considerations for articulating technologies. In Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009 (pp. 271-280). (Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems 2009, SMASIS2009; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS2009-1336