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A Rapidly Prototyped 2-Axis Positioning Stage for Microassembly Using Large Displacement Compliant Mechanisms
2006
  • Aaron M. Hoover, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Srinath Avadhanula, University of California - Berkeley
  • Richard E. Groff, University of California - Berkeley
  • Ronald S. Fearing, University of California - Berkeley
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
5-1-2006
Abstract
Compliant mechanisms provide an attractive alternative to conventional rigid mechanisms in the design of ultra low-cost precision positioning systems. The desirable performance characteristics of these mechanisms including freedom from backlash, long life, light weight, and ease of fabrication/assembly make them an ideal solution to the problem of inexpensive precision positioning for microassembly. This paper presents a design for a 2 axis precision positioning system which makes use of large displacement compliant mechanisms, a room temperature and pressure molding fabrication process, commodity hardware, and a piecewise linear interpolation compensation scheme to achieve positioning performance suitable for automated assembly of sub-centimeter robotic and mechatronic devices.
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© 2006 IEEE. This article was published in the Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 289-295 and may be found here.

Citation Information
Aaron M. Hoover, Srinath Avadhanula, Richard E. Groff and Ronald S. Fearing. "A Rapidly Prototyped 2-Axis Positioning Stage for Microassembly Using Large Displacement Compliant Mechanisms" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/aaron_hoover/6/