Presentation Title

Nitinol Robotic Arm

Start Date

30-4-2021 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Engineering

Faculty Mentor

Asheesh Lanba, PhD

Keywords

Nitinol, Shape Memory, Robotic arm

Abstract

The goal of our project is to create a remotely controlled robotic arm using a nickel-titanium alloy (Nitinol) that exhibits “shape memory” tendencies and a 9-lumen tube. The arm must be able to move in all for directions (forward, left, right, backwards) with the control of a joystick and return to an upright position upon halting user input (thus requiring a two-way shape memory ability). The final product must operate without any unwanted twisting of the arm, crosstalk between the different nitinol wires due to heating, and be easily manufacturable. Easy replacement of the arm from the main mechanism is a preferable trait, though not necessary in initial designs. The use of this device would be for medical and aerospace applications.

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Apr 30th, 12:00 AM

Nitinol Robotic Arm

The goal of our project is to create a remotely controlled robotic arm using a nickel-titanium alloy (Nitinol) that exhibits “shape memory” tendencies and a 9-lumen tube. The arm must be able to move in all for directions (forward, left, right, backwards) with the control of a joystick and return to an upright position upon halting user input (thus requiring a two-way shape memory ability). The final product must operate without any unwanted twisting of the arm, crosstalk between the different nitinol wires due to heating, and be easily manufacturable. Easy replacement of the arm from the main mechanism is a preferable trait, though not necessary in initial designs. The use of this device would be for medical and aerospace applications.

 

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