Control solution by commonplace robotics

Martin Raak | 12. December 2016

Company Commonplace robotics from GER shows a quick and simple control solution for our modular joint kit. It consists of a set of electronics (incl. stepper motor drivers) and a WINDOWS software package. More details can not yet be announced, as this is a brand new solution, but we will check more facts within […]


Ini switch for robolink D

Martin Raak | 11. September 2015

We control the position of our RL-D joints by using the motor encoder (of our igus stepper motors). In order to define a reference point (or ZERO position), an additional inductive initiator switch (=Ini) can be installed on the joint as an option. The spec. of the Ini switch is given below, it is the same […]


robolink® dummy with pneumatic muscles

Martin Raak | 2. June 2015

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. […]


“cheap control components” with robolink Rastaman

Martin Raak | 6. February 2015

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. […]


robolink remote control with WAGO control unit

Martin Raak | 18. November 2014

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: 0 […]