robolink® dummy with pneumatic muscles

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. (=> igor.doric@carissma.eu)

meeting Igor Doric at the “safety week” in Aschaffenburg

COMPAMED 2014, robolink in wheel-chair application

At this year’s COMPAMED, we will show a 4 DOF robolink Joint arm, mounted on a common wheel chair. igus does not offer this as a complete solution for end users, but we want to demonstrate the possibility to use our Joints and actuators for such interactive purposes. This Joint arm may perform pre programmed movements as well as individual movements controled by common Joysticks. The gripper is an igus 3 jaws gripper. Please visit us at the COMPAMED in Düsseldorf (12.11.-14.11.14) at hall 8b / A20.

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