The team of Jan Kedzierski (Ph.D.) from Wroclaw University of technology now presents their NEW generation of the autonomous robot FLASH. It is (again) equipped with 2 pcs. 5 DOF robolink wire driven joint arms. They developpped their own drive technology for this robot based on DC/BLDC motors as an open source project. It will be published soon, I will link to their project then.
I want to present a very ambitious project from our customer the automotive research and test centre CARISSMA, TH Ingolstadt. Project leader Igor Doric and his team had the goal to build a humanoid pedestrian dummy for autonomous emergency braking tests with vehicles.
This dummy shall not contain any metallic parts, especially no electric motors. Their concept is to use pneumatic muscles in combination with our wire driven robolink joints in order to achieve dynamic human-like movements. The dummy has 21 degrees of freedom for the motion of his head, arms and legs and weights less than 21kg! The dummy is carried by a 6D motion system (product name “M=6D target mover” developed by the project partner company MESSRING, www.messring.de). 6D represents 3 translational and 3 rotational degrees of freedom -> forward/backward, left/right, up/down, pitch, roll and yaw. All control parts and algorithms are developed by the TARGET team itself.
The video shows the movement of the dummy.
For more detailed informations please contact Igor Doric. (=> firstname.lastname@example.org)
meeting Igor Doric at the “safety week” in Aschaffenburg
This submarine robot has been developped by our german customer Habib Nasri from Leibnitz University Hannover, iPeG Institute.
It is fully submersible and it is gesture controlled. It contains 1 simple arm with 2 DOF and one more complex arm with 4 DOF, all robolink joints are equipped with our “under water angle sensors”. The 6 stepper motors are placed inside a sealed aluminum housing in the center.
In this case petri dishes shall be placed and displaced from a storage. We used our RL-D demo unit to show its ability for this task. The programming was done with our IME Software. As always, there is no inverse kinematics or path planning executed. The single positions have been teached.
Ty Trembley at WPI works on a research project with our 5 DOF arm, driven by MAXON motors, MAXON control units and using a ROS control package. Please find it’s documentation here: