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High Speed Miniature Orienting Device

D. Grant, V. Hayward This research relates to the Robot Eye project. The basic functional components of the eye are: actuators, mechanical sensors, and the structural and kinematic elements such as joints and members. The actuators, a central element in the project, exploit the shape memory effect of NiTi alloys which were recently vastly improved. The actuators are described in the section ``High Strain Shape Memory Alloy Actuators and their Control''. [camera.eps].55 Orienting platform prototype with four NiTi actuatorshayward:figure16

Thierry Baron
Mon Apr 7 12:54:24 EDT 1997