Root Paper: An active guide wire with shape memory alloy bending actuator fabricated by room temperature process
Mineta, T., Mitsui, T., Watanabe, Y., Kobayashi, S., Haga, Y., and Esashi, M.. An Active Guide Wire With Shape Memory Alloy Bending Actuator Fabricated by Room Temperature Process. Sens. Actuators, A, 97–98(1):632–637, 2002. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0924-4247(02)00021-3
Related Paper 1: Development of A New Soft Robotic Module Using Compressed Air and Shape Memory Alloys
M. N. Golchin, A. Hadi and B. Tarvirdizadeh. Development of A New Soft Robotic Module Using Compressed Air and Shape Memory Alloys. In 2021 9th RSI International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM), Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of. 517-522. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRoM54204.2021.9663519
Related Paper 2: Needle-Size Bending Actuators Based on Controlled Nitinol Curvatures and Elastic Structures
Kalairaj, Manivannan Sivaperuman, Bok Seng Yeow, Chwee Ming Lim and Hongliang Ren. Needle-Size Bending Actuators Based on Controlled Nitinol Curvatures and Elastic Structures. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 12: n. pag, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4045646
I started this assignment by thinking about my overall goal for later on in the class. I knew from Monday’s discussion that I was most interested in working with using nitinol as an actuator in soft materials, so my first search was “nitinol soft robotics” in IEEE.
This search yielded fairly few results, and none that really caught my eye and I needed to broaden my search. I turned to Google and started searching for a more generic word for and/or related to nitinol, where I found out that its metal classification is as a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). I hopped back into IEEE and changed my search to “shape memory alloy soft robotics” and found related paper 1.
From there, I jumped down to the paper’s references and started looking for two things: 1) a reference title that seemed a bit vaguer (more likely to be research/survey oriented, rather than a paper summarizing a single experiment’s results) and 2) an old(er) publishing date. These criteria landed me on my root paper.
Lastly, through an unfortunately unreproducible bout of random clicking, I got from the paper on Science Direct to its referenced papers page on Scopus. My root paper had 70 other different papers that had used my root as a reference for me to choose from, so I began searching the results for related keywords. Eventually, I found my related paper 2 after searching “silicon,” because I knew that, due to the nature of our class, this was a very likely soft material I would be using later on.