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, 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. (=>

meeting Igor Doric at the “safety week” in Aschaffenburg

“cheap control components” with robolink Rastaman

Our team has renovated an older demo unit with current robolink joints. This torso contains a 5 DOF joint arm with a 5 DOF hand and a shaking head actuated by a robolink D joint. Here we use stepper motor controllers by LEADSHINE and all encoder feedbacks and programming is placed on the AtMega Crumb 2560. The programming is in C++. Please contact us if you desire further informations on this:

robolink application under water

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.

robolink remote control with WAGO control unit

I want to share another new feature of the WAGO control solution:

With the WAGO control components it is easily possible to control the robolink® joint arm via Wago’s free app “WEBVISU”, that can be used on Apple and Android devices (mobile phone, iPad and so on). This is shown in the video attached: