Title: "Design of Four degrees of freedom Manipulator with hand shaped gripper using Muscle wires"

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Muscle wires or shape-memory alloy is an alloy that \"remembers\" its original, cold-forged shape: returning to the pre-deformed shape when heated. This material is a lightweight, solid-state alternative to conventional actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic, and motor-based systems. Shape-memory alloys have applications in industries, medicine and aerospace. In This paper details of the design of an intelligent small scale manipulator for industrial applications (Pick and Place) will be designed using the new concept of muscle wires. Those wires will act like actuators but with less electrical consumption and lighter weight. The system will be designed using solid works . The manipulator will have four degrees of freedom and Hand Shaped gripper. It will be used in the local small industries for sorting or pick and plqace porpoises. The added value of this system will be to enhance the capability of the local Saudi industry in producing their own manipulators from off shelf components electronic document is a “live” template. The various components of your paper [title, text, heads, etc.] are already defined on the style sheet, as illustrated by the portions given in this document.