Increasing the life span of foldable manipulators with fabric

Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Yuhao Jiang, Roozbeh Khodambashi, Daniel Aukes

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Abstract

This paper evaluates how laminated techniques may be used to replicate the performance of more traditionally manufactured robotic manipulators. This evaluation is conducted by addressing the advantages and challenges of laminated manufacturing techniques, specifically mechanism durability. In this study, we propose a novel fabric-polyester hinge design with an improved life-span. We additionally provide an overview of the design and construction workflow for a laminated 2-DOF spherical parallel manipulator for use as a camera stabilizer. Using the proposed manipulator as a case study, we demonstrate that mechanisms fabricated with lamination techniques can achieve similar performance to devices made using conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication44th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR)
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883990
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Aug 17 2020Aug 19 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume10

Conference

ConferenceASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/17/208/19/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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