Light driven SMA actuator using optical waveguide made of past type organic material

Keita Usaki, Yuichi Ashida, Takefumi Kanda, Koichi Suzumori, Shuichi Wakimoto

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a light-driven SMA actuator, which has optical waveguide. The SMA actuator has many features such as a simple structure, dynamic displacement value and large generative force. Driven by the light, SMA actuator can reduce the risks of the electrical leak and be applied to robot hands operated in special environment, such as in a water or a gas pipes. In this research, the light driven SMA actuator has been fabricated with an optical adhesive. The optical adhesive consists of organic materials, epoxy and acrylic. The adhesive has a high light permeability. Additionally, the adhesive can be easily deposited as thin film because it has paste form and is an ultraviolet curable adhesive. By using the material, the light driven SMA actuator with an optical waveguide has been fabricated. The SMA is heated effectively and this actuator has a simple structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479966790
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 9 2015
Event2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Nov 10 2014Nov 12 2014

Other

Other2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period11/10/1411/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Usaki, K., Ashida, Y., Kanda, T., Suzumori, K., & Wakimoto, S. (2015). Light driven SMA actuator using optical waveguide made of past type organic material. In 2014 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2014 [7006065] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MHS.2014.7006065