At Hannover trade show next week (HMI 2016) we will present several new components and and possible options for our robolink® building block kit.
Main new product is our new strain wave gear RL-S. We will present 2 sizes (RL-S-17 and RL-S-20) as prototypes. With these gears we show 2 prototypes of possible 6 axis robot arms. The new RL-S gears are mainly used as 4th and 6th axis in the robots.
Here you can find the robolink® NEWS in our HMI flyer:
Download news flyer: de_en_hmi_2016_robolink_web (3.64 mb)
The video shows the idea and the working of the new strain wave gear coupled with our igus® stepper motors NEMA17 or NEMA23:
Last week I presented the idea to purchase our RL-D 4 DOF robot arms as a complete set (without control components).
this film shows our 2 possible 4 DOF units in motion. The gripper can be ordered additionally, other products like pneumatic grippers, suction cups, cameras can be adapted easily!
The final day at the RoboCup European Open was a great day for us:
In the morning, we played the semifinal against Berlin United – Nao Team Humboldt. The result was a clear 10:0 for us.
In the final, like many times before, we had to play against Nao-Team HTWK from Leipzig. In the course of the game, the Leipzig robots skillfully dribbled the ball deep into our half many times. But in all cases, our strong defense was able to clear the ball. Through precise long distance shots and fast counterattacks, we were able to score goal by goal und finally won 5:0!
We are very happy and exhausted but already look forward to the next RoboCup highlight: The world championship in Leipzig!
On Saturday, we had only one game to play: The quarterfinal against GraceBand from Iran. In a quite clear game, we won with 13:0. Results in the elimination round, many games have quite high results as the clock is stopped during game stoppages, leaving more net game time. To save our robots, which overheat over time and thus have a higher risk of damages, we did not play with a full team. In addition, towards the end of the game, we had to remove all of our field players.
Our next match will be the semifinal on Sunday morning. The opponent will be Berlin United – Nao Team Humboldt.