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Control Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys in Robotics Applications: A Review over the Last Decade

Ruth, DJS and Sohn, J-W and Dhanalakshmi, K and Choi, S-B (2022) Control Aspects of Shape Memory Alloys in Robotics Applications: A Review over the Last Decade. In: Sensors, 22 (13).

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This paper mainly focuses on various types of robots driven or actuated by shape memory alloy (SMA) element in the last decade which has created the potential functionality of SMA in robotics technology, that is classified and discussed. The wide spectrum of increasing use of SMA in the development of robotic systems is due to the increase in the knowledge of handling its functional characteristics such as large actuating force, shape memory effect, and super-elasticity features. These inherent characteristics of SMA can make robotic systems small, flexible, and soft with multi-functions to exhibit different types of moving mechanisms. This article comprehensively investigates three subsections on soft and flexible robots, driving or activating mechanisms, and artificial muscles. Each section provides an insight into literature arranged in chronological order and each piece of literature will be presented with details on its configuration, control, and application. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Sensors
Publisher: MDPI
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Author(s).
Keywords: Shape-memory alloy, Actuation; Alloy element; Classifieds; Control aspects; Potential functionality; Robotic systems; Robotic technologies; Robotics applications; Sensing; Wide spectrum, Robotics, alloy, mechanics; muscle; robotics, Alloys; Mechanical Phenomena; Muscles; Robotics; Shape Memory Alloys
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2022 09:54
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2022 09:54
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/76607

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