Prototyping Artificial Jaws for the Bristol Dento-Munch Robo-Simulator; `A parallel robot to test dental components and materials'

@article{Alemzadeh2007PrototypingAJ,
  title={Prototyping Artificial Jaws for the Bristol Dento-Munch Robo-Simulator; `A parallel robot to test dental components and materials'},
  author={K. Alemzadeh and D. Raabe},
  journal={2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={2007},
  pages={1453-1456}
}
This paper presents the robot periphery for the robotic dental testing simulator based on a parallel robot (i.e. stewart platform) to simulate the wear of materials on dental components, such as individual teeth, crowns or a full set of teeth. Current chewing simulators move in only 1 or 2 degrees of freedom (DOF) and therefore lack accuracy. The Bristol simulator has been developed to replicate accurate human chewing patterns in 6-DOF. This paper describes the artificial jaws and compliance… CONTINUE READING