This paper presents the design and analysis of a novel 3-degree-of-freedom (3-DOF) parallel manipulator equipped with self-sensing Ni-Ti (Nitinol) actuators. The manipulator’s architecture and mechanical design are elucidated, emphasizing the integration of Nitinol actuators. The self-sensing technique implemented in a previous work was extended to a 20 mm actuator length, and the actuator was used to design the 3-DOF manipulator. Kinematic analyses were conducted to evaluate the manipulator’s performance under various operating conditions. A dynamic model was implemented for the dynamic dimensioning of the actuators, which work synergistically with a bias spring. The manipulator was realized, and a control strategy was implemented. Experimental tests, although documenting some positioning accuracy issues, show the efficacy and potential applications of the proposed manipulator in robotics and automation systems, highlighting the advantages of self-sensing Nitinol actuators in small parallel manipulator designs.

Three-Degree-of-Freedom Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator with Self-Sensing Nitinol Actuators

Raparelli T.;Beomonte Zobel P.
2024-01-01

Abstract

This paper presents the design and analysis of a novel 3-degree-of-freedom (3-DOF) parallel manipulator equipped with self-sensing Ni-Ti (Nitinol) actuators. The manipulator’s architecture and mechanical design are elucidated, emphasizing the integration of Nitinol actuators. The self-sensing technique implemented in a previous work was extended to a 20 mm actuator length, and the actuator was used to design the 3-DOF manipulator. Kinematic analyses were conducted to evaluate the manipulator’s performance under various operating conditions. A dynamic model was implemented for the dynamic dimensioning of the actuators, which work synergistically with a bias spring. The manipulator was realized, and a control strategy was implemented. Experimental tests, although documenting some positioning accuracy issues, show the efficacy and potential applications of the proposed manipulator in robotics and automation systems, highlighting the advantages of self-sensing Nitinol actuators in small parallel manipulator designs.
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