Paper Title:
Design of a Flexible Bending Biomimetic Octopus Arm Unit with Embedded SMA Wires
  Abstract

This paper discusses a design of a flexible bending biomimetic octopus arm unit. Firstly, bending function of the octopus arm is analyzed. Secondly, the structure of the arm unit driven by shape memory alloy (SMA) is presented which can realize flexible bending. Meanwhile, mechanical model of the arm unit is established to find the proper parameters of the arm unit. Finally, experiments are carried out to demonstrate the feasibility of the structure.

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Ran Chen
Pages
2543-2547
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.44-47.2543
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Y. K. Wang, C. Guo, J. Li, Z. L. Wang, "Design of a Flexible Bending Biomimetic Octopus Arm Unit with Embedded SMA Wires", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 2543-2547, 2011
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