Filomena Simone

Filomena Simone
Universität des Saarlandes | UKS · Department of Mechatronics

Control Engineering

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Introduction
The focus of my research is the development of a hand prosthesis driven by Shape Memory Alloy wires.

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Publications (19)
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This work presents a novel five-fingered soft hand prototype actuated by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires. The use of thin (100 um diameter) SMA wire actuators, in conjunction with an entirely 3D printed hand skeleton, guarantees an overall lightweight and flexible structure capable of silent motion. To enable high forces with sufficiently high actua...
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In this research work, model and identification for an artificial finger actuated by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires is presented. The high energy density and flexibility of these alloys permits the design of compact actuation solutions with possible applications in robotics fields, ranging from industrial to biomedical ones. On the other hands, the...
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This manuscript presents on finite element modeling of an artificial finger driven by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires. These alloys appear as a promising transduction technology, due to their inherently high energy density which makes them a good choice for compact, lightweight, and silent actuator systems with many applications in the robotic field...
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Dielectric elastomers represent an attractive technology for smart actuator, sensor, and generator systems. In order to estimate how the performance of a membrane dielectric elastomer actuator (DEA) changes with the available design parameters (e.g., geometry, electrodes), numerous characterization experiments have to be performed. Alternatively, a...
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In this paper, a dynamic model for an artificial finger driven by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires is presented. Due to their high energy density, these alloys permit the realization of highly compact actuation solutions with potential applications in many areas of robotics, ranging from industrial to biomedical ones. Despite many advantages, SMAs ex...
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Dielectric elastomers represent a relatively new technology with high potentials for actuators’ applications. Thanks to their lightweight, fast operations, energy efficiency, low power consumption, large deformations, and high scalability, dielectric elastomers permit to develop novel mechatronic systems capable of overperforming standard actuation...
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Processes involving Human-Machine-Interaction requires the use of high-performance handling mechanisms, in term of safety, adaptability, and force. In this research work, a second generation of a hand finger prototype actuated by thin shape memory alloy (SMA) wires is presented. SMA wire actuators are arranged in bundle to achieve higher gripping f...
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This paper presents on finite element modeling and simulation of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) coupled with articulated structures. DEAs have proven to represent an effective transduction technology for the realization of large-deformation, low-power consuming, and fast mechatronic actuators. However, the complex dynamic behavior of the mat...
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Bio-inspired hand-like grippers actuated by Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) wires represent an emerging new technology with potential applications in many different fields, ranging from industrial assembly processes to biomedical applications. The inherently high energy density makes SMAs a natural choice for compact, lightweight, and silent actuator syst...
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Unter dem Begriff eines dielektrischen Elastomer-Membran Aktors wird ein mechatronisches Antriebssystem verstanden, das durch die Kopplung mehrerer Vorspannelemente und einer dielektrischen Elastomer-Membran Bewegungen ausführen kann. Diese Membranen sind eine besondere Bauform der dielektrischen Elastomere (DE), welche eine neue Technologie im Ber...
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This paper presents a finite element model implementation for a first prototype of a mechanical switch actuated by a Dielectric Elastomer (DE) membrane. Due to their high compactness, fast actuation, and high energy efficiency, DE membranes represents an effective alternative to conventional motion actuators in many possible applications. The appli...
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Bio-inspired hand-like gripper systems based on shape memory alloy (SMA) wire actuation have the potential to enable a number of useful applications in, e.g., the biomedical field or industrial assembly systems. The inherent high energy density makes SMA solutions a natural choice for systems with lightweight, low noise and high force requirements,...
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-Kurzfassung- Formgedächtnislegierungen sind spezielle Metalllegierungen, die in zwei unterschiedlichen Kristallstrukturen (Phasen) auftreten können. Die Legierung springt dabei bei Temperatureinfluss von einer martensitischen Kristallphase zu einer anderen austenitischen Phase. Dieses Verhalten kann aktorisch genutzt werden. Dabei zeigt der thermi...
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Durch die zunehmende Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion in der Robotik wird der Einsatz von flexiblen und vor allem sicherheitsrelevanten Handhabungssystemen immer wichtiger. Erreicht wird dies entweder aktiv durch komplexe Sensorik oder passiv, indem die Struktur eines Roboterarms in Leichtbautechnik konstruiert wird. In diesem Beispiel wird die Entwickl...
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-Überblick- Durch die zunehmende Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion in der Robotik wird der Einsatz von flexiblen, anpassbaren und vor allem sicherheitsrelevanten Handhabungssystemen immer wichtiger. Erreicht wird dies, indem die Struktur eines Roboterarms in Leichtbautechnik konstruiert wird, um Trägheitsmassen zu minimieren und zusätzlich die Gelenke de...

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Fields of Research - Development of novel actuator-sensor-systems using SMA-wire actuators - Development and construction of SMA actuator demonstrators und prototypes - Replacing state-of-the-art actuators in applications