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Development of Multi-Fingered Prosthetic Hand Using Shape Memory Alloy Type Artificial Muscle

  title={Development of Multi-Fingered Prosthetic Hand Using Shape Memory Alloy Type Artificial Muscle},
  author={Jae Hoon Lee and Shingo Okamoto and Shinji Matsubara},
A new prosthetic hand with a fixed thumb and four fingers actuated by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) type artificial muscle has been developed in this paper. Different from typical geared motor, SMA actuator is lightweight and silent, however shows a little short stroke and small attracting force per each unit. In order to achieve enough output force and motion range of each finger, multiple SMA type artificial muscles with special device which facilitates enough length are equipped in the hand. The… 

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A Fuzzy Logic Control System for a Robotic Hand Driven by Shape Memory Alloy Wires

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Five-fingered Robot Hand using Ultrasonic Motors and Elastic Elements

  • I. YamanoT. Maeno
  • Engineering
    Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
  • 2005
A five-fingered robot hand having almost an equal number of DOF to the human hand is developed using a unique method using ultrasonic motors and elastic elements that enables the hand to perform stable and compliant grasping motion without power supply.

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  • M. SalibaM. Axiak
  • Computer Science
    2007 Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation
  • 2007
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