Feasibility study of a gripper with thermally controlled stiffness of compliant jaws

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dc.contributor.author Hao, Guangbo
dc.contributor.author Riza, Mehdi N.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-01T15:58:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-01T15:58:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-18
dc.identifier.citation Hao, G. and Riza, M. (2016) 'Feasibility study of a gripper with thermally controlled stiffness of compliant jaws', Applied Sciences, 6 :367 (6pp). doi:10.3390/app6110367 en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 367-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 367-6 en
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3417
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3341
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/app6110367
dc.description.abstract This paper proposes a simple and compact compliant gripper, whose gripping stiffness can be thermally controlled to accommodate the actuation inaccuracy to avoid or reduce the risk of breaking objects. The principle of reducing jaw stiffness is that thermal change can cause an initial internal compressive force along each compliant beam. A prototype is fabricated with physical testing to verify the feasibility. It has been shown that when a voltage is applied, the gripping stiffness effectively reduces to accommodate more inaccuracy of actuation, which allows delicate or small-scale objects to be gripped. en
dc.description.sponsorship University College Cork (UCC SEFS Summer Bursary 2016 grant) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.rights © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Compliant mechanisms en
dc.subject Gripping en
dc.subject Stiffness reduction en
dc.subject Thermal control en
dc.title Feasibility study of a gripper with thermally controlled stiffness of compliant jaws en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Guangbo Hao, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: g.hao@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2016-12-01T15:52:40Z
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dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Applied Sciences en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.hao@ucc.ie en


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