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compliant arm

COMPAMED 2014, robolink in wheel-chair application

Martin Raak | 10. November 2014

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 […]

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soft robot II

Martin Raak | 24. July 2014

Here is another example of a “soft” application. In this case, I only programmed the START and the END position by “teach in”. 2 or 3 intermediate positions have roughly been teached (without any precision). The Robot arm does not know anything about “inverse kinematics”, circle mathematics and so on. The movement is possible, because […]

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Soft Robot

Martin Raak | 8. July 2014

2 weeks ago I have had the opportunity to join the first international Symposium on SOFT ROBOTICS in Germany at the IPA Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart. Many researchers and users discussed about soft and “compliant” robots. What does it mean? In my understanding, “soft” robots act more like humans (or animals). Softness can be achieved by highly […]

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