robolink D: NEW “direct driven” joints

In order to extend our joint kit  and to present a new kind of modular joint, we have designed a new “direct driven” joint type. It is called robolink D and it is based on our igus round table iglidur PRT. Main components are the sliding round table, a worm gear and a stepper motor, all integrated in a plastic housing. Currently we have produced 3 different sizes: RL-D-20´, RL-D-30 and RL-D50:


These joints can now be combined as joint arms up to max. 6 DOF. We show this idea in an animated video (first video). The second video shows the first prototype in action. This unit is now shown in Hannover on the HMI this week. More documentation can be found in our brand new catalogue on pages 30/31 (download in my last blog entry). 



B-Human remains German champion

B-Human won against RoboÉireann 10:0 and proceeded to the final against NaoTeam HTWK from Leipzig. The final game was the most exciting game at the tournament for B-Human and the crowd was also thrilled about this game. The score of the final was 4:1 for B-Human and with this victory the team won its 6th German Open title. In the DropIn-Competition B-Human got the second place and as a big surprise B-Human got a price for its  Open Source activity.

B-Human remains German champion

B-Human qualified for semi final

B-Human won its today’s two games again. The first game against Z-Knipsers ended 10:0 and the second against Nao-Devils 8:0. Especially the second game had some breathtaking moments. For example a ball stopped on the goal line and caused a high intense moment. But in the end B-Human played a good game and kept it interesting for the viewers.

Tomorrow  the semi finals will start. B-Human will play against RoboÉireann from Ireland. If B-Human wins this game, it will proceed to the finals and will try to become for the 6th time German Champion.

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