Digital Fabrication of “Smart” Structures and Mechanisms - Creative Applications in Art and Design
A tentacle-like active structure is described, which incorporates an antagonistic pair of SMA micro-actuators, allowing it to exhibit two-way motion. Results are presented for the speed and range of motion of the tentacle-like structure.
The paper goes on to describe a creative arts application for smart active structures and mechanisms which exploits the technologies under investigation: an interactive puppet which exhibits lifelike, expressive movement. This research in digital fabrication and smart materials has implications for the fields of interactive and robotic art and design, soft robotics and physical computing.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2011-01-01
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