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Mehdi Modabberifar

Mehdi Modabberifar

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0912-079X
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 24491153000
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 08632625724

Research

Title
A shape memory alloy-actuated gecko-inspired robotic gripper
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Gecko-like adhesion SMA wire Linear actuator Robotic gripper
Year
2018
Journal Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
DOI
Researchers Mehdi Modabberifar ، Matthew Spenko

Abstract

This paper introduces a shape memory alloy-based gripper for grasping flat objects with gecko-inspired adhesives. Compared to other grippers that utilize gecko-inspired adhesives, the gripper presented here is less expensive, lighter, simpler, and smaller, while still maintaining the ability to control the adhesive pressure. To verify the applicability of proposed gripper, experiments were conducted on a variety of substrates. Experimental results demonstrated 3.3, 2.75, 2.3, and 2.2 kPa average normal adhesion pressure on the surface of carbon fiber, acrylic, glass, and steel, respectively. These adhesion levels are on par with other grippers that use microstructured, gecko-like adhesives.